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Everton discuss move for Marcelo Bielsa

Everton could be plotting a sensational managerial switch should Frank Lampard be sacked…

What’s the latest?

As per Football Insider, former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has been discussed amongst the Toffees hierarchy with a view to replacing the 44-year-old.

Lauded as one of the more influential coaches of this generation, reports more recently have linked him with the vacant Bournemouth position.

Who would you rather have as manager?

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard

Marcelo Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa

However, it seems Farhad Moshiri is keen to not allow the Cherries to get a manager of his calibre in and could instead swoop for the Argentine.

It could spell relegation

Despite his incredible pedigree and the initially sensational job he did with the Whites, there are numerous reasons why Bielsa would likely not be a good fit for the Goodison Park hot seat.

First and foremost, the fact that he had his Leeds side seemingly cruising towards relegation last season should be enough to ward off suitors.

His electric brand of football, whilst exciting was renowned for being a “risky style”, as journalist Sam Tighe put to Twitter. At a moment like this, with Everton teetering just one point above the relegation zone, a wholesale change such as this could be catastrophic.

Especially considering he had plenty of time in the Championship to build and instil his philosophy, removing those unworthy of his play style.

Should Moshiri move for him, there would simply not be enough time to get a group of players who have let down countless managers to run themselves into the ground for the new man.

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Although the 67-year-old was unfortunate with injuries during the last campaign, with the recent troubles the medical team have faced under both Rafa Benitez and Lampard, this is surely a trend that would continue.

Players are always likely to break down under Bielsa’s demanding style and preferring a smaller squad will inevitably prove costly one day.

Were Everton already relegated, or had time to reset the culture under him as he did in Yorkshire, it would have the potential to be a roaring success.

However, given the urgency of the situation, it seems like were they to move on from Lampard, it would have to be someone of the ilk of Sean Dyche who might have more success in ensuring safety. Indeed, Bielsa’s risky nature could spell relegation for them.