Crystal Palace hold talks with ex-Borussia Dortmund boss Lucian Favre to replace Roy Hodgson after Espirito Santo blow

CRYSTAL PALACE have held talks with ex-Borussia Dortmund chief Lucian Favre over their vacant manager’s role.

The Eagles are hoping to appoint a successor to Roy Hodgson before the end of the month.

And they believe Favre, 63, may have the right profile for the job given his experience and tactical flexibility.

Palace want a new man in place before they push on with what is set to be a busy summer of transfers with a number of new players expected through the door.

The South Londoners were keen on Nuno Espirito Santo but walked away from negotiations with the ex-Wolves chief due to concerns over his demands.

And veteran Swiss coach Favre is keen to test his abilities in the Premier League after vast experience across Europe.

That includes four years with FC Zurich in his homeland, as well as spells with Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach and Hertha Berlin in Germany, and two years with French club Nice.

The widely-respected coach is similar to ex-England boss Hodgson in many ways, with a proven pedigree of building well-organised sides in many countries.


It's thought Palace supremo Steve Parish has also ended interest in short-listed coaches from domestic football, such as Steve Cooper, Valerian Ismael and Frank Lampard.

Favre is a free agent and would not cost any compensation.

He also takes a small backroom staff with him, which would suit Palace.

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