Report: Lucien Favre becomes candidate to be next Newcastle manager

Borussia Monchengladbach boss Lucien Favre is reportedly in the frame to appointed the next Newcastle manager.

According to The Sun, Newcastle are considering a move to appoint Borussia Monchengladbach boss Lucien Favre as their new manager.

The Magpies allowed Alan Pardew to leave St. James' Park for Premier League rivals Crystal Palace in January, and despite plenty of speculation over who could replace him, Newcastle chose to give Pardew's assistant John Carver the job until the end of the season.

So far, Carver has won just two of his 12 games in charge, and looks virtually assured to leave the club this summer when Newcastle can hire a permanent, long-term manager.

The Sun believe that Borrusia Monchengladbach boss Lucien Favre is now in the running after impressing in the Bundesliga in recent years.

The Swiss manager has been in charge at Monchengladbach for just over four years, and even guided them into the Champions League qualifying rounds in 2012.

Favre, 57, currently has Gladbach sat in third place in the Bundesliga table, and could well make a return to the Champions League if he keeps up the current form, having beaten Bayern Munich 2-0 at the Allianz Arena last weekend.

Favre hasn't been mentioned with the job previously, but with a 47% win percentage, he should certainly be in the frame to take over from Carver if, as expected, he leaves the club this summer.

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