Date: 22nd June 2021 at 12:45pm
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Crystal Palace podcaster Dan Cook has suggested during his most recent HLTCO podcast that he is ‘getting more confident’ that Lucien Favre will be appointed as the new at Selhurst Park.¬†

Palace had looked set to appoint Nuno Espirito Santo for the vacant managerial position at Palace after Roy Hodgson departed at the end of his contract at the club and retired from football aged 73.

But the deal to bring Nuno to the club broke down and since then, Favre – who has been dubbed ‘the Swiss Roy Hodgson‘ – has emerged as a contender for the job at Selhurst Park.

Cook said during his latest podcast¬†that he is growing in confidence that Favre will be the new manager of Crystal Palace…

“It seems as though from a managerial perspective, the club have settled on the name of Lucien Favre as our preferred new boss – obviously it’s still to be officially announced. And as a consequence of that, there is still a degree of trepidation, worry and uncertainty over whether or not he will actually go on to be named as new Crystal Palace manager.

“The fact that we haven’t seen legitimate interest in him from the likes of Everton and Tottenham – or at least we haven’t seen it in terms of national press coverage and the suggestion that they’re going to try and steal a march on Crystal Palace to get him into the football club – does lead me to believe that we probably are making actual progress in relation to negotiations.

“Albeit, I don’t want to put all my eggs in that basket because I’ve been stung before. I think whenever you, as a football club like Crystal Palace, want to have this upward sense of aspiration and momentum is always a bit of a double-edged sword because you can aim for the stars and realistically, if we were to get him through the door, and make him Crystal Palace boss, he would be a significant coup, there is always the risk that you’re gonna have your heart broken at the last moment.

“If we do manage to pull it off, and I appreciate that’s a huge if, at this stage, I will be absolutely buzzing with it.”

TIF thoughts on Lucien Favre to Crystal Palace…

When Hodgson announced that he was leaving Crystal Palace, few may expected Lucien Favre to be the man who took over at the Eagles.

Favre has a very good CV, having managed Borussia Dortmund, Hertha Berlin, Borussia Monchengladbach, and Nice in the past, with the Swiss having managed 23 Champions League games in his career and has a points-per-game ratio of 1.70 in Europe’s most prestigious competition, but has been without a job since leaving Dortmund in December 2020.

Nevertheless, it may be considered a peculiar move for Favre given the stature of his previous clubs.

One issue for Palace when trying to get Favre over the line is that the 63-year-old is also understood to be wanted by Everton too with still looking to appoint a new manager following Carlo Ancelotti’s departure as he left Goodison to join Real Madrid.