Man United miss out on ideal Moyes replacement, who’s off to France

Marcelo Bielsa is seemingly set to take over at Marseille next season, but the Old Trafford club should have been keeping a tab on his situation.

Defeat at Goodison Park came as a bitter blow for Manchester United and David Moyes yesterday, with the Old Trafford outfit set to miss out on European football next season.

The Scot’s position with the current English champions a point of contention amongst the Red Devils’ fans, with potential replacements coined in the media on a frequent basis.

If United do decide to call time on Moyes’ tenure at the club, they have just missed out on an ideal replacement.

Marcelo Bielsa looks set to take over at Marseille next season, with the Ligue 1 side’s vice-president Vincent Labrune confirming that the South American is heading to France.

"We have a tentative agreement which is now subject to the drafting of contracts," he told reporters, as per the FIFA website.

"Without falling into absolute euphoria, we can say that we are confident that this issue will be finalised ... I can say that we will have a great coach for next season."

Bielsa spent four years in charge of both Argentina and Chile, before taking over at Athletic Bilbao in 2011.

The experienced manager transformed the Basque side into a breathtaking attacking side, and was unlucky to be beaten in the final of both the Copa del Rey and Europa League in 2011-12.

Bilbao beat United in the Europa League in both legs to eliminate the English side from the tournament.

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