Everton make an approach for Pep Guardiola favourite

Everton have reportedly sounded out Marcelo Bielsa about becoming the club’s new manager, with The Liverpool Echo claiming that Roberto Martinez could be replaced this summer.

The Goodison Park faithful had high expectations about this season, but a lack of consistency and questionable home form has cost them a top-four challenge.

Bielsa is currently a free agent having walked away from Marseille and is regarded as one of the most innovative thinkers in the modern game.

Pep Guardiola has famously accredited the former Athletic Bilbao boss as one of his inspirations and a man that he highly respects.

Bielsa is renowned as having a volatile personality and has managed both the Argentine and Chilean national teams in the past.

Martinez will surely have questions to answer at the end of the season if Everton miss out on European football altogether, which is expected to result in a number of the Merseyside outfit’s top players being coveted this summer.