Everton target former Leeds coach, Bielsa to replace Lampard

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After parting ways with Frank Lampard, Everton have approached former Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa to take over as manager of the club.

Lampard was fired by Everton on Monday following a string of poor performances that saw the club drop to 19th place in the Premier League table out of 20.

The former Chelsea manager arrived at Goodison Park in January 2022, and despite assisting the club in avoiding relegation last season, he leaves the club with only 15 points from 20 games.

Everton statement reads, “Everyone at Everton would like to thank Frank and his coaching staff for their service during what has been a challenging 12 months.

“Frank and his team’s commitment and dedication have been exemplary throughout their time at the club, but recent results and the current league position meant this difficult decision had to be taken. We wish Frank and all his backroom team well for their future in the game.

“The club has started the process to secure a new manager and will provide updates on the appointment in due course.”

According to multiple reports, Bielsa is wanted by Everton owner Farhad Moshiri to replace Frank Lampard at the Goodison Park.

“Moshiri is believed to have already spoken with Bielsa about the prospect of replacing Lampard at Goodison Park. It remains to be seen whether the former Athletic Bilbao coach is interested or has backing from other Everton directors, with the club supposedly taking a collective approach to managerial appointments.

“The West Bromwich Albion head coach, Carlos Corberan, may also be considered,” the Guardian reports.

 

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