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The Daily Bee (March 14th, 2018): Lucien Favre back in the mix for coaching spot?

Vitesse v OGC Nice - UEFA Europa League Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The 32-year-old Lukas Piszczek has extended his contract until 2020 which will probably mean the right back will end his career in black and yellow. The Polish international has been with the club since 2010 and has played 290 games for Dortmund (16 goals, 55 assists). Piszczek has won 2 Bundesliga titles and 2 DFB Cups with the club.

It is good to see a BVB-legend like Piszczek possibly ending his career with the club. He has lost a step recently and will probably be replaced in the near future but keeping him around for a couple more seasons for depth purposes is a good idea. In addition we should always play him considering this odd statistic from the BVB-site, “For 16 months – since 26 November 2016 to be precise – BVB have not lost a single Bundesliga match in which Piszczek has played.”

According to French outlet RMC, Dortmund will not extend their contract with Peter Stöger and will try to sign Lucien Favre once again. Favre was already BVB’s top target last offseason to replace Thomas Tuchel but OGC Nice did not let him out of his contract. A year laster the move might finally happen although the report also mentions that Nice’s president Jean-Pierre Rivère will “under no circumstances” let him leave. We’ll see if he’s serious about that or if it’s just a negotiation tactic to get a bigger fee.

I could see this happening, Favre was the top target last year and it might be a bit easier to get Favre out of his contract with Nice than getting Julian Nagelsmann out of his with Hoffenheim. This coupled with the rumors about David Wagner a few days ago might indicate that BVB is looking at their options instead of extending Peter Stöger.

Daily Buzz: So Lucien Favre is back in the mix. Would you be happy with the appointment of the Swiss coach?