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Ex-BVB coach Favre jumps ahead of Fonseca in Newcastle running

Former Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre is rated favourite for the Newcastle United job in Germany.

The Swiss has been linked with the vacant manager's post after Steve Bruce's departure last week.

In England, former Roma coach Paulo Fonseca is rated as favourite for the job. But BILD via Fotboll Transfers says the Toon board are now turning to Favre.

The veteran coach is available after being sacked by Dortmund last season.

And it's suggested Favre has jumped ahead of Fonseca this week in the running for the post. Key in the decision making is the new board at Newcastle's chief football advisor Frank McParland.

Favre, 63, has a wide coaching experience, bouncing from Switzerland to France to Germany, where he enjoyed success with Borussia Monchengladbach before moving to Dortmund, where he was initially celebrated for his work with the club's young players.

- updated October 27

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