Lucien Favre

Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre turns down Gladbach job

Lucien Favre has decided against joining Borussia Mönchengladbach despite being heavily linked with the head coach job in recent weeks. Lucien Favre will not be Borussia Mönchengladbach’s next head coach, sporting director Roland Virkus has confirmed. The former Borussia Dortmund trainer was heavily linked with a move to Gladbach, but it appears that he does not want to coach in the Bundesliga anymore.
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Lucien Favre and Rudi Garcia impress Manchester United in talks over interim manager’s job

Lucien Favre and Rudi Garcia have impressed Manchester United officials in initial talks over an interim manager.The Old Trafford hierarchy have been conducting talks this week, with football director John Murtough leading the discussions. Although it had been felt United might push for Mauricio Pochettino to take over quickly as permanent manager, the club are intent on pursuing a temporary coach so they can make a more considered decision for the future.Some sources maintain that the Old Trafford executives are no longer as convinced by Pochettino as had been made out, and that the true top target remains Ajax’s...

Manchester United news LIVE: Lucien Favre and Rudi Garcia interview for interim job

Manchester United won their first match of the post-Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era on Tuesday night as Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho scored in a 2-0 victory at Villarreal. Michael Carrick made a few tweaks to the starting line-up but saw his side frustrated for the first hour, with David de Gea making a vital save. However, the introduction of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford from the bench sparked United into life and the victory ensured they will advance to the knockout stages. Meanwhile, in the background, United’s manager search rumbles on. Mauricio Pochettino is reported to be at the head of that queue though, with The Independent learning that the former Tottenham and Southampton boss is keen to take over at Old Trafford - and could even do so mid-season.If it can’t happen until summer and United follow the interim boss route until then as they announced, Ernesto Valverde is one of the leading candidates for the post with Lucien Favre and Rudi Garcia also being conside.Follow all the latest updates and reaction from El Madrigal, plus United’s search for both an interim boss and a long-term solution: