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Ex-Dortmund boss Favre is the favorite to replace Steve Bruce in Newcastle

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

Bruce is under tremendous pressure to deliver after new owners arrive, with the club currently ranked second from the bottom after failing to win a game in their first seven games.

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

The 63-year-old has an impressive résumé with a track record and could be the ideal candidate for Newcastle as he has performed well in the past without immediately having a mega squad available.

With Borussia Mönchengladbach he reached the first eight Bundesliga placements four times in a row before he found himself in Ligue 1 in Nice – in his two years with the club he was third and eighth.

Should he be appointed, Favre will meet a familiar face in the Newcastle locker room as he signed current Magpies star Allan Saint-Maximin for Nice in 2017. The winger scored five goals and nine assists under his direction.

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

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