Ex Dortmund boss Favre favorite to replace Steve Bruce at Newcastle
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Ex Dortmund boss Favre favorite to replace Steve Bruce at Newcastle

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre is the favorite to replace Steve Bruce at Newcastle United.

Bruce is under immense pressure to deliver following the arrival of new owners with the club currently placed second from bottom after winning no game in their first seven fixtures.

According to Daily Mail journalist Craig Hope, Favre is one name on a long list of potential successors to the ex-Aston Villa and Sunderland coach.

The 63-year-old has an impressive C.V with a history of achieving success and could be the ideal candidate for Newcastle as he has a history of performing well without having a mega-squad at his disposal straight away.

He achieved four straight top-eight Bundesliga finishes with Borussia Monchengladbach before finding himself at Ligue 1 side Nice – finishing third and eighth in his two years at the club.

Should he be appointed, Favre will be meeting a familiar face in the Newcastle dressing room as he signed current Magpies star man Allan Saint-Maximin for Nice in 2017, with the winger producing five goals and nine assists under his management.

Favre also showed that he can do well with top players, such as Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus and Erling Haaland. In two full seasons at Borussia Dortmund, he led the German giants to second place behind Bayern Munich.

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