- Category : 1957-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (6)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 3
Swiss football manager and former footballer.
During his playing career, Favre made a total of 24 appearances for Switzerland, scoring his one and only goal on his debut against the Netherlands. At club level, he played for Lausanne-Sports, Neuchâtel Xamax, Toulouse FC and Servette FC, earning a reputation as a skillful and intelligent play-maker. He announced his retirement in 1991.
Favre's coaching career started in 1991, as U-14 assistant manager with FC Echallens. After four years with FC Echallens, Favre was named Academy Manager of Neuchâtel Xamax FC. In January 1997, Favre was appointed manager of Yverdon-Sport FC who were struggling at the bottom of the Nationalliga B at that stage. In 2003, Favre was appointed FC Zürich manager. On 1 June 2007, the German Bundesliga club Hertha BSC announced that Favre had just agreed to sign a three-year deal as their head coach. On 14 February 2011, he was named as the successor of Michael Frontzeck as head coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach.