Everton should heed West Ham co-owner David Sullivan’s big Marcelo Bielsa concern after an interview with the Argentine.

This time last week the writing looked like it could be on the wall David Moyes at West Ham.

There was fervent speculation that the Scot would be sacked if the Hammers failed to beat his old club Everton.

The clash of two relegation rivals was billed ‘El Sackicko’ with reports making similar claims about Frank Lampard’s own position at Goodison Park.

West Ham managed to record a first league win in eight games and sure enough the Everton axe fell on ex Hammer Lampard.

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When speculation was mounting that the West Ham board were preparing to sack Moyes, Bielsa – now said to be Everton’s number one target to replace Lampard – was reported to be on the east Londoners’ three-man shortlist (The Daily Mail).

As reported by Hammers News previously, West Ham co-owner Sullivan has already interviewed Bielsa once for the West Ham job when he was manager of Marseille.

West Ham board confidant Hughie Southon recently claimed on Claret and Hugh that Bielsa was on the Hammers shortlist and that ‘he would be ready to take over’.

Everton should heed West Ham co-owner’s big Marcelo Bielsa concern after interview

The Toffees are now said to be pushing for the out of work former Leeds boss to become the new man in charge at Goodison Park.

But Everton should heed West Ham co-owner’s big Bielsa concern after his interview.

Because, as previously reported on Hammers News, Sullivan had a real concern over Bielsa’s poor English when considering replacing Moyes with the Argentine.

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“The board have experience of him at interview level when appointing Slaven Bilic rather than the 67 year old Argentine and were not impressed with his zero knowledge of English. That remains the case,” Southon stated recently on Claret and Hugh.

Everton fans may also be interested to know the same report claimed Bielsa’s reputation as something of an eccentric was seen as a big risk by West Ham’s ownership.

In Bielsa’s defence, he also gave West Ham Payet

West Ham fans were – much like Everton supporters – divided over the potential appointment of Bielsa.

It looked like he would not be available when it was reported recently that Mexico want him as their new manager.

But that has not materialised as the Everton links intensify. Perhaps the Toffees board should heed Sullivan’s concerns before they make yet another costly error.

Besides the fine job he did at Leeds, it is only fair to point out, though, that Bielsa’s interview with West Ham also saw him recommend the one and only Dimitri Payet to Sullivan.


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