Crystal Palace are all set to complete the signing of former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre as their new head coach. Roy Hodgson announced that he would be retiring from his position shortly before the season ended, and finished his career against his former club, Liverpool.
Favre was axed from the Westfalenstadion midway through the 20/21 stadium and was replaced with Edin Terzic. The stand-in coach managed to not only lead Dortmund into the top four, but also guided them to the DFB Pokal trophy by defeating RB Leipzig in the finals.
According to renowned transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, Favre is set to join the London club this summer. He will sign a three-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2024. The agreement is expected to be completed very soon. Only the final details remain to be sorted out between the two parties.
As per the new laws in place within the United Kingdom, only the work permit remains to be sorted out for the move to go through. The club are working hard to close the deal as soon as possible following the case with Wolves’ Bruno Lage.
Palace finished 14th in the Premier League this past season. The arrival of Favre will give the fans of the club hope that they will at least be able to finish in the top half next season. With talent of the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Eberechi Eze at the club, they could do so under the right guidance.