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Everton: Marcelo Bielsa one of the candidates to replace Lampard

An update has emerged on Everton and their efforts to find a new manager to bring to the dugout to replace Frank Lampard at Goodison Park…

What’s the talk?

The Athletic’s David Ornstein has revealed that former Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa is one of the options Farhad Moshiri has been in contact with.

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He has not been in a job since the Whites parted ways with him at the end of February 2022 and the Toffees are now hoping to tempt the experienced boss back into management.

Ornstein Tweeted: “Marcelo Bielsa among candidates Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has been talking to about replacing Frank Lampard as Everton boss. 67yo Argentine the option Moshiri wants to appoint but unclear if that has support of others in #EFC hierarchy.”

Imagine him & Arnaut Danjuma

Everton are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal until the end of the season and he could form an exciting working relationship with the ex-Leeds boss.

Back in 2021, Bielsa reportedly wanted to sign the Dutch forward for the Whites and this indicates that the winger would suit the way that the 67-year-old wants to play, as the manager believed that the gem would have been a good signing for his former club.

Bielsa’s style of play has been described as “risky” and “open” by journalist Sam Tighe, whilst Mauricio Pochettino hailed the coach as a “genius“, and this is why his football is so attractive to watch.

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The Argentine tactician likes to play aggressive, high-energy, football and wants his players to create overloads and use quick combinations to punish teams on the counter-attack.

This indicates that he could get the best out of the attackers at Goodison Park as his football would, in theory, put them in positions to do damage in the final third on a regular basis.

Danjuma’s form for Villarreal last season suggests that the Dutchman could be the saviour for Everton in the Premier League between now and May if Bielsa can get him firing.

In La Liga, the Netherlands international produced 10 goals and three assists in 17 starts last term. The 25-year-old also plundered six goals and one assists in 10 starts in the Champions League, which shows that the dynamo can also compete at the top end of club football.

No Everton player has managed more than three goals in the Premier League this season, whilst Alex Iwobi (five) is the only player with more than one assist, and this suggests that Danjuma could provide a much-needed injection of quality in the final third.

Now, imagine the former Bournemouth man producing match-winning moments on a regular basis in Bielsa’s high-intensity, pressing, style of play at Goodison Park…