Palace chairman 'hated' Dowie
Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan was no fan of Iain Dowie it seems despite the current Coventry City manager taking the Eagles into the top-flight in his first season in charge.
Speaking to FHM magazine, Jordan said of the play-off win over West Ham which was the highlight of his time as chairman: 'I don't want to say it, because I hated our manager at the time.
'I didn't like him at all. His manners, outlook and attitude stank.
'And I told him so, after we won the play-off final.
'So what he got promotion? That's what I paid him to do.'