Aston Villa have been linked with a move for former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre by Portuguese journalist Alfonso Leocadio.
The Lowdown: Favre profiled
Favre actually shares the same agency as Villa winger Bertrand Traore and has experience of managing in Switzerland, Germany and France, and it appears as if he is in Villa’s thoughts to possibly replace Dean Smith along with Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand, who has been linked along with Paulo Fonseca.
Are you Smith in or Smith out?
The Latest: Leocadio’s claim
The Verdict: Favre or Fonseca?
Should Villa part ways with Smith over the coming weeks, they may well end up looking at two managers who play the same formation.
Both Favre and Fonseca like to use a 3-4-2-1 system, but the latter is 16 years Favre’s junior, which could come into play if Villa are looking to the long-term future.
The 48-year-old has also managed in three different countries and has actually won more trophies than Favre, so it would be interesting to see which manager they’d prefer out of the two if Smith is given his P45.
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