Allan Saint-Maximin has responded to claims of a previous rift with Lucien Favre, who is being linked with the Newcastle United job.

The 63-year-old is reportedly one of the names being considered to replace Steve Bruce, who is expected to be relieved of his duties before Sunday’s game against Tottenham.

Favre is one of the bigger managers being linked with the upcoming vacancy, with his previous club being Borussia Dortmund.

The Swiss manager also managed Nice for two seasons, finishing third and eighth.

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It was there where he met a current Newcastle star – Allan Saint-Maximin.

The French winger joined Nice in the summer of 2017, and played 30 times in Ligue 1 under Favre, scoring three goals.


However, according to Get French Football News, Saint-Maximin and Favre clashed on his first day at the club.

This story has been doing the rounds since Favre was linked with the Newcastle job, with a potentially awkward reunion at St James’ Park on the horizon.

However, Saint-Maximin has responded to the story in typical Saint-Maximin fashion.

As always with the 24-year-old, it’s a very funny response, and appears to pour cold water on the possibility of friction between him and Favre if the 63-year-old replaces Bruce.

That’s certainly good news for the Magpies, as Favre is one of the more exciting names being linked right now. He would certainly be attainable too, with the former Nice boss currently out of work.

But before Newcastle can decide on a new manager, they need to get rid of the current one.

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