Boost for Everton as Sky Sports journalist reveals that top managerial target is interested in Everton job

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The managerial circus has begun once again at Goodison Park. The Toffees are now searching for their seventh permanent manager since the sacking of Roberto Martinez in 2016. Frank Lampard has been sacked as Everton stare at Premier League relegation. Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa is touted to be a top managerial target.

Lampard was not the only problem, sadly, he wasn’t the solution either. He did unite the fan base and they stuck with him until the very last game but his tactics weren’t simply suited for Everton and the team was suffering in terms of results.

In 44 games in charge as the Everton manager, Lampard only managed 12 wins, eight draws and a staggering 24 losses. The Toffees were winless in the Premier League since October and had only three wins in 20 league games. Two heavy losses to direct relegation rivals Southampton and West Ham United proved to be the final nail in the coffin and the Everton board decided to sack the Englishman.

Now, the club chiefs need to go back to the drawing board and look for possible managerial targets available. It cannot be a hasty decision as the club has already been victim to poor decisions in the past that has cost them dearly. Years of indecision and lack of vision mean that the chickens come home to roost and there is a great risk of relegation.

Everton want Marcelo Bielsa to replace Frank Lampard

Names like Sean Dyche, Wayne Rooney and David Moyes have been floated as managers on the Everton shortlist. However, their No.1 managerial target is Bielsa, as per Sky Sports journalist Alan Myers. In fact, the Argentine manager is also interested in taking the Everton job.

Bielsa was last in charge of Leeds United and successfully instilled his brand of football, popularly known as Bielsa-ball. The 67 year old successfully helped Leeds achieve promotion to the Premier League after 16 years of absence. In 2021-22 season, Bielsa was sacked after Leeds were in 16th place and risked getting relegated.

Since then, he has been out of job but is now in the running for the role at Everton. Bielsa is admired by many across the Everton board and the manager himself has been open to the idea of returning to Premier League football. However, the Argentine will have his own set of demands, like having complete control over the team. Sadly, Everton are not a club where the football is left to the coaches and the director of football. That narrative has to change to get Bielsa interested

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