Lucien Favre has had a last-minute change of coronary heart and won’t be appointed Crystal Palace supervisor.
Sky Sports activities Information completely revealed final Friday that Palace have been eager to talk to Favre, who was sacked as Borussia Dortmund supervisor final December.
After a number of positive talks, Favre, 63, had agreed to change into the brand new Palace supervisor and substitute Roy Hodgson, who left the function on the finish of the 2020/21 season.
Solely a piece allow and the finalising of contracts together with his backroom staff was conserving Palace from formally saying his appointment.
The late U-turn is a big blow to Palace as switch plans with Favre have been already beneath method.
Favre grew to become the frontrunner for the function after talks with former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo broke down.
Palace’s preliminary choice was to nominate a supervisor with Premier League expertise however with time ticking and quite a few gamers considering their contractual conditions, the membership has relaxed its necessities to assist velocity up the appointment.
Favre’s repute for growing youth gamers had the Premier League facet, who’re insistent their subsequent boss integrates gamers from their profitable academy.
The Eagles have additionally thought-about Frank Lampard, Patrick Vieira, Swansea supervisor Steve Cooper, and highly-rated coach Valerien Ismael, who swapped Barnsley for West Brom on Thursday.
Hodgson departed his boyhood membership after 4 years in cost and guided the Eagles to a 14th-placed end within the prime flight in his remaining season.