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Crystal Palace set to appoint Lucien Favre as their new manager

Crystal Palace are close to appointing Lucien Favre as their new head coach.  The South London c...
Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

21.12 23 Jun 2021


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Crystal Palace set to appoint Lucien Favre as their new manager

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

21.12 23 Jun 2021


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Crystal Palace are close to appointing Lucien Favre as their new head coach. 

The South London club are seeking a replacement for Roy Hodgson, who quit at the end of last season.

Swiss native Favre has been out of work following his sacking by Borussia Dortmund in December 2020.

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A 5-1 defeat to VfB Stuttgart proved his final game in charge at Dortmund, when the club dipped outside of the Bundesliga's top-4.

Prior to his spell at Dortmund, Favre led Nice to Champions League qualification in 2016-17 after they finished third in Ligue 1.

Palace had appeared close to handing Nuno Espirito Santo the reins at Selhurst Park. However, a disagreement over backroom team budgets put paid to the former Wolves manager's chances of returning to work with the Premier League club.

It's reported that a three-year deal has been agreed to bring Favre to Palace.

All that needs clearing is for the 63-year old to receive the necessary work permit.

One of his primary tasks at Palace will be to build a new squad. Palace have more than a dozen players out of contract this summer, including Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy.

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