Former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer has told The Transfer Tavern in an exclusive interview that the Crystal Palace job is appealing to someone who has not managed in England before like Lucien Favre.
After missing out on Nuno Espirito Santo, Palace have turned to the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss.
Favre was sacked by the German giants last December and had been linked with the Celtic job before Ange Postecoglou’s appointment, with Football Insider claiming back in May that the 63-year-old interviewed for the vacancy.
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On the Palace position and Favre managing in England, Palmer told TT:
“It’s a very, very tight [spending] budget, so it’s only somebody from abroad who wants to try and break their way into the Premier League, and it’s an opportunity for them to do so, that’s going to take the job.”
From Palace’s perspective, you can also see why they like the look of Favre. While the Swiss manager was eventually sacked by Dortmund, he was able to guide them to second place back in the 2018/19 season, finishing just two points behind Bayern Munich.
Prior to that, Favre led Nice to third place in Ligue 1, securing Champions League football in the process in what was an excellent 2016/17 campaign for the French outfit.
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