Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucian Favre is close to accepting the offer to become Crystal Palace’s new manager, according to reports by Daily Mail.
The former swiss international was sacked by the Bundesliga team last December after a series of disappointing performances and since then, he has been quite aloof from the media. After a much required break of over 8 months, the talks of Lucian Favre resurfacing his managerial ambitions have emerged quite suddenly.
Crystal Palace set to name Lucian Favre as new head coach
According to sources, both Everton and Crystal Palace are interested in appointing the Swiss manager but he is leaning towards a move to Palace.
Turkish club Fenerbahce are also reportedly interested to appoint Favre, but the swiss seemingly wants to take charge of a Premier League club next, and it is thus hard for him to resist the tempting offer by Crystal Palace.
Lucian Favre is well-known for promoting the young players and operating at the grass-root level. At Borussia Dortmund, it was he who persuaded the management to buy Jadon Sancho from Manchester City and turned him into the beast that he is today. This is probably the feature that makes the Premier League clubs so intrigued about the manager.
The Eagles have also considered some other managers
Crystal Palace were initially rumoured to be very close to appointing former Chelsea manager and Premier League legend Frank Lampard, but the talks have now broken down. They were also interested in signing former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, but thought otherwise due to an increasing number of demands by the Portuguese manager.
Crystal Palace also have other options in mind though. They had considered appointing Swansea’s Steve Cooper but his appointment would cost a good deal. Moreover, Steve Cooper is one of the leading contenders to replace Scott Parker at Fulham, along with former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and Javier Perreira.
Lucian Favre, thus seems to be the only viable managerial option, and if things go all well, he will be arriving at Selhurst Park anytime soon.