Everton are reportedly lining up a move for West Ham United manager target Marcelo Bielsa, once of Leeds United.

The Argentinian boss was sacked by Leeds in February 2022, and is believed to be one of the options being lined up by West Ham to replace David Moyes. Its seems as though Everton are now on his trail as well though.

READ ALSO: Report: West Ham now move to sign 22-year-old central midfielder for £22 million

Frank Lampard was sacked as Everton manager yesterday, after West Ham beat his team 2-0 on Saturday.

Everton v Leeds United - Premier League
Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Ironically, had the result gone the other way, it would have been Moyes who was given his marching orders.

If the Scot had been sacked, ex-Leeds United boss Bielsa would have been a potential replacement for him.

West Ham beat Everton though, so it’s the Merseyside club who are now lining up a move for the innovative South American coach…

Everton targeting Bielsa as new manager

The Toffees want to bring the former Leeds boss to Goodison Park after parting ways with Frank Lampard, according to a report from Sky Sports.

The 67-year-old is well-renowned for the exceptionally attacking, free-flowing and high-tempo football that he gets his teams to play.

It is a beautiful style of football to watch, although it can be quite cavalier at times and comes across as rather naive as well.

Everton targeting Bielsa as new manager
Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Bielsa is a visionary and has a fantastic reputation the world over. However, is he the right man to come in and take over a team who are mired in a relegation battle? I don’t believe so.

The experienced manager would bring more intensity to Everton though, and that in itself would make a huge difference for them.

We may well see Bielsa back in the Premier League soon, after his brief hiatus.

It seems as though he could be heading to Merseyside rather than East London though.

Read also:

Report: West Ham need to make ‘crazy offer’ to sign striker who’s scored 38 in 215 games

Report: West Ham have picked manager with ‘incredible tactical brain’ to replace Moyes

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in News

Close