Crystal Palace’s proposed move for Lucien Favre fell through on Thursday evening.
And, as to be expected, a number of Eagles fans have been giving their thoughts on social media.
According to The Athletic’s senior writer Dom Fifield, Favre was supposed to sign a three-year deal at Selhurst Park on Thursday morning.
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However, the 63-year-old informed the club he doesn’t feel ready to return to top level management, with his last job coming with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
He was sacked by the German side in December, but it seems as if he still wants more time before returning to the dugout.
Favre insisted that he doesn’t have another job lined up, but it’s back to the drawing board for Steve Parish as he looks to bring in Roy Hodgson’s long-term successor.
Palace fans react
Fifield shared the news late on Thursday evening on social media. Here’s what some Eagles supporters had to say in reply, with one describing the update as ‘unreal’.
“So we’re back to square one now? This is utterly mental? How can he lead us along this much, get us this close, then get cold feet? Dom is there anything at all to be positive about?”
“For someone to pull out at the last minute once is regrettable, for it to happen at the last minute again with a different manager? Something isn’t right.”
“Unreal. What an absolute mess. “
“This is an absolute nightmare.”
“There’s no way we get to the point where his contract is ready to be signed and he says this. I refuse to believe this is true”
“People think this gets Parish off the hook. We still look like idiots and it’s ultimately his fault for not getting a manager in”
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