Premier League club Crystal Palace are set to announce Lucien Favre as their new manager despite links to Rangers boss Steven Gerrard, according to The Guardian.
Gerrard has been linked with a host of English clubs this summer, with the Eagles one of those managerless sides reportedly showing interest.
Go Radio Football Show host Paul Cooney suggested that the 41-year-old was on their radar back in March [15/03/2021].
Ibrox legend Barry Ferguson didn’t feel that Gerrard was likely to leave Rangers for a considerably smaller club, though, even though they have Premier League status, a belief that was shared by many fans.
It’s taken a while for the London club to find a replacement for Roy Hodgson, but now the vacancy is close to being filled and it’s not Gerrard who’ll be taking the Selhurst Park reins.
Instead, it’s former Borussia Dortmund, Nice, Borussia Moenchengladbach and Hertha Berlin manager, Lucien Favre.
The Guardian reports that Favre has agreed a three-year deal after having positive talks with Palace’s hierarchy over the weekend.
It’s asserted that he should be officially appointed in the coming days, pending the successful granting of a work permit.
Few Rangers fans genuinely feared that Gerrard would cut short his contract to take up the Palace job, but it looks as though one of the many linked clubs will soon be officially crossed off the list.
Everton and Spurs, who have also been linked with the Gers boss, are still both currently managerless, but one of Gerrard’s own previous managers – Rafa Benitez – will reportedly soon take over at the former.
Gerrard is set to stay on at Rangers for another season at the very least and he’s reportedly keen to bring an impressive Premier League player to Ibrox.