Former coach for German Bundesliga sides, Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach, Lucien Favre has applied for the Black Stars job, Sportsworldghana.com can confirm.
Favre has shown interest in the vacant coaching role by submitting his application letter to be hired as the head coach for Ghana’s Black Stars.
The Ghana Football Association opened its doors for a new coach after sacking CK Akonnor on Monday evening.
Lucien Favre is a Swiss professional football manager and former player who most recently managed German club Borussia Dortmund. Favre was a playmaker for various Swiss and French clubs, the longest for Servette, with whom he also won the championship.
As a manager, he won the Swiss Cup and the Swiss championship with Servette and Zürich. In Germany, Favre also managed Hertha BSC and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
He led Mönchengladbach out of relegation in the second round of the 2011-12 season after his appointment at the time the club was was languishing at the bottom of the league.
He subsequently qualified the team into the UEFA Champions League league and joined French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice.
He later joined Borussia Dortmund after the sacking of Peter Bosz.
He stayed as Dortmund coach from 2018 till late 2020 before the club parted ways with him.
This season, English Premier League side Crystal Palace FC was chasing his signature but turned down their offer.
The 63-year-old Swiss tactician is one of the few tactically sound managers to apply for the Ghana coaching job.