The likes of Sean Dyche, Sam Allardyce, Carlos Corberan and Marcelo Bielsa have been mentioned as potential options for the Toffees, and there has now been an update regarding the latter of that quartet.
What’s the story?
Well, despite plenty of red flags surrounding the Argentine, Everton are refusing to give up on a deal for Bielsa – according to the Daily Mail.
It is said that the 67-year-old would cost Everton £11m-a-year if he replaced Lampard, the same salary he earned at Leeds.
Some of that money will go to Bielsa’s backroom staff, although he is likely to pay them out of his own wages as he did at Elland Road.
The South American is also unsure if Everton’s current group of players would be able to adapt to his intense playing style, a fear he has relayed to the Toffees – as stated by the Daily Mail.
Bielsa is said to believe Everton need quicker players if his tactics are to have any impact at Goodison Park.
Despite these concerns, the Daily Mail believe communication between the Argentine – known as El Loco – and Everton remain open, although he would not be interested in a short term contract.
If an agreement cannot be found with Bielsa, Dyche, Allardyce and Corberan are among the backup options.
Everton could struggle with Bielsa as manager
In our view, Everton would be taking a huge risk if they hired Bielsa.
Leeds almost went down with the Argentine at the helm last season, and eventually decided to replace him with Jesse Marsch as relegation fears intensified at Elland Road.
Of course, things could be different at Everton, but if Bielsa feels the players are not right for his style, we can’t see why the Toffees would persist with him unless they sanctioned a major squad overhaul, which their financial issues would not even allow for.
Be sure to keep an eye on this situation, as Everton continue their hunt to replace Lampard.