Marcelo Bielsa wanted to manage Everton’s Under-21s

Former Leeds United manager, Marcelo Bielsa held talks with Everton over the vacant managerial position following the departure of Frank Lampard.

According to The Athletic, The Argentine wanted to take charge of Everton’s Under-21s until the summer before stepping up and managing the first team.

The 67-year-old wanted time to prepare ahead of next season but it would appear the Everton board opted to appoint Sean Dyche who looks set to be announced as manager later today.

Bielsa planned for his coaching staff to take charge of the first team.

Everton currently sit 19th in the Premier League, level on points with Southampton who sit bottom.

The Toffees have lost four out of their last five league games and also suffered a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United earlier this month in the third round of the FA Cup.

Despite Everton’s poor run of form, they only lie two points adrift from safety.

Mark Marston | Get Football

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