It has been just over week since Steve Bruce was relived of his duties as Newcastle United manager following a 3-2 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur.
Bruce's old assistant manager Graeme Jones took charge of the Magpies' 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon as the club continues to search for a permanent figure.
Two names that have been on the tip of the tongues' of Newcastle supporters are Lucien Favre and Paulo Fonseca.
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Both manages have great European experience as they managed both Roma and Borussia Dortmund in their last jobs, but would be suited to the current vacancy in the north east?
Well lets start with Favre.
The 63-year-old has managed a whole host of clubs in his career including Borussia Monchengladbach, Nice, Hertha Berlin and of course the formally mentioned Borussia Dortmund.
Unlike Fonseca, Favre seems to have a reputation of staying at clubs for just over three years, according to Transfermarkt.
In his last five jobs he has managed at least 95 games, and had a varying amount of success.
In his most recent role at Dortmund, Favre was responsible for the signing of Erling Haaland in January 2020 after his prolific Champions League group stage campaign.
His time at the Signal Iduna Park was his most successful in terms of what his side were able to achieve on the pitch as a disappointing campaign saw him sacked in January 2021.
His side, which included the likes of Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham and Haaland averaged 2.01 points per game, despite failing to topple rivals Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga during his time in charge.
Though, he did enjoy success in the German SuperCup 2019, adding to the four other title he has claimed during his 27-year career.
And Favre could be exactly what Newcastle United need at this current moment in time.
Ok, considering his lack of Premier League experience it could be a something of a risk to trust him to guide the Magpies to safety over the next eight or so months.
But, despite the club's off-field fortunes changing overnight, the club still find themselves in a state of transition, something that needs a steady set of hands at this current moment.
Favre, though, does boast the experience, the man management and the defensive stability to steer the Toon away from danger, his average goals conceded at each of his eight clubs has never been higher than Newcastle's average under Bruce (1.69 per game).
Fonseca on the other hand doesn't appear to be what the Magpies need.
Not that Newcastle will be looking to far into the future, but even the most optimistic of Toon supporters will realise that it will take a few transfer windows to be able to climb up the division.
And Fonseca has shown that he isn't one for staying at clubs for too long, with five of his eight jobs lasting less than 50 matches.
The Portuguese manager has only managed in one of Europe's 'top five league's' once, that was his most recent role in charge of AS Roma.
During his time in charge of Roma he only averaged 1.77 points per game and conceded on average 1.40 goals per game.
His time at Roma came to an end over the summer after they were knocked out of the Europa League 8-5 in humiliating fashion by Manchester United , something that caused a lot of Tottenham fans to be skeptical of his high risk 3-4-2-1 style of play when he was linked with the vacant role earlier this year.
And given that the Magpies have conceded the second most goals in the league this season (20), it would seem bright to appoint someone with the perfect balance, rather than gung-ho football, as fun as it can be.
In summary, given that Favre has managed over 350 games more in his career than Fonseca it would seem the more suitable appointment over the short-to-mid term of the football club as they look for the perfect blend of experience and excitement at the start of this new era.
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