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Crystal Palace are reportedly weighing up a move to appoint Lucien Favre as their new manager after talks with former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo broke down.

Palace initially wanted to appoint a manager with Premier League experience but with the process dragging on and a number of players considering their futures, the club have decided to relax their requirements.

According to SkySports, Favre, who was sacked by Borussia Dortmund last December is now under consideration for the position.

Crystal Palace reportedly want Lucien Favre to replace Roy Hodgson as their next manager

Talks between Palace and former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo broke down this week

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Who is Lucien Favre?

Lucien Favre is a former Switzerland international footballer, who began his coaching career in 1991.

He has managed eight teams in his career, including FC Zurich, Hertha Berlin, Borussia Monchengladbach, Nice and most recently Borussia Dortmund. 

Favre has claimed five major honours so far, winning the Swiss Cup twice - once with FC Zurich and once with Servette FC - the Swiss championship twice and one German Super Cup. 

He has been out of work since being sacked by Dortmund last December

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The 63-year-old is renowned for developing young players which is of great appeal to Palace, who want their next manager to utilise talent from their academy to supplement their first-team squad.

The south London club also previously considered Frank Lampard, Patrick Vieira, Swansea boss Steve Cooper and Barnsley's Valerian Ismael before entering talks with previous target Santo.

The former Wolves boss is understood to have been hugely impressed with the project at Palace during his discussions with the Eagles. 

However, club officials pulled the plug on their attempts to make Santo their manager after he made a series of demands. 

The fact Wolves finished just one point and one place above Palace in the Premier League is understood to be the key contributing factor behind why they refused to meet a set of new stipulations made by Santo late on Tuesday night.

Former Palace boss Roy Hodgson left Selhurst Park at the end of last season after four years in charge. He guided the Eagles to a 14th-placed finish.

Roy Hodgson left Palace at the end of last season after four years in charge at Selhurst Park

 Roy Hodgson left Palace at the end of last season after four years in charge at Selhurst Park

Source : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-9703379/Crystal-Palace-considering-former-Borussia-Dortmund-boss-Lucien-Favre.html

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