Lucien Favre features on Newcastle United’s list of potential replacements for Steve Bruce, according to The Daily Mail‘s Craig Hope.
The expectation is that the 60-year-old will be relieved of his post imminently following the completion of the PIF takeover at St James’ Park.
Favre’s two-and-a-half year stint as Borussia Dortmund manager came to an end last December when he was sacked amid a poor run of form (via BBC Sport).
The Swiss native, who has also managed the likes of Nice and Hertha Berlin, took 68 victories from his 110 matches as Dortmund boss. That equates to a win percentage of just under 62% (via Transfermarkt).
In a tweet, Hope claimed: “[I] understand ex-Dortmund boss Lucien Favre is among those being discussed.”
He is just one name on the owners’ shortlist, which also features Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers and Rangers’ Steven Gerrard.
When discussing if Favre would be a good fit for Celtic back in March, football commentator Derek Rae raised some key concerns, saying that his personality didn’t seem to align with the ‘passionate and emotional nature’ of Dortmund and that his drive for possession is ‘sometimes overdone if anything’.
Rae also noted that Favre was ‘a coach, not a British-style manager’.
In light of this, can we really say that Favre is the right fit for Newcastle, a club renowned for its passionate fan base? Perhaps not.
In other news, Newcastle’s top transfer target has been revealed.
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