Report: Lucien Favre holds shock meetings with Everton, advanced talks ongoing

Everton are reportedly in discussions with manager Lucien Favre.

According to The Sun, former Borussia Monchengladbach manager Lucien Favre has held surprise talks with Everton about replacing Roberto Martinez.

The Toffees chose to sack manager Martinez last week after the Spaniard picked up just six points from his last ten Premier League games, before David Unsworth and Joe Royle led Everton to a win over Norwich City on the final day of the season.

Now, the focus turns to landing a permanent manager, and a host of big names have already been linked with the job at Goodison Park.

There's another name to add to that list now though, as The Sun report that Swiss boss Lucien Favre has held surprise meetings with Everton officials, and has emerged as a strong contender for the job. 

Favre, 58, managed a number of clubs in his native Switzerland before a spell with Hertha Berlin, but it was with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach where he made his name.

Favre guided Gladbach to the Champions League twice, and whilst they crashed out in the qualifying rounds in 2012-13, Favre did take his side into the group stage this season, before leaving his role in September 2015.

Now a free agent, Favre may be looking to get back into work, and taking over at Everton could be an ideal move for him given how he worked with young players like Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Marco Reus, Granit Xhaka, Mahmoud Dahoud and Christoph Kramer. at Gladbach.

So far, it's claimed that Favre has held discussions with Everton, and advanced talks about which members of staff he would want have been held, whilst he's also been asked about whether he would work with a Director of Football at Everton, meaning he's now alongside Frank de Boer and Ronald Koeman in the running for the job.

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