Marcelo Bielsa has been selected by Everton to be their next manager following the dismissal of Frank Lampard on Monday.
Bielsa, who has been unemployed since leaving Leeds in February 2020, has already discussed the position with Everton’s management and has expressed his eagerness to assume the role. The next match for the Toffees is on February 4 against Arsenal at Goodison Park.
Before the start of the World Cup, the Argentine was in consideration for the role of Bournemouth manager that was eventually filled by Gary O’Neil as the caretaker boss.
On Monday afternoon, Everton dismissed Frank Lampard following the team’s 3rd consecutive loss in the league – a 2-0 defeat by West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday.
Lampard joined the Toffees in January 2022, and while he managed to keep the club from relegation, he departs having only secured 15 points and three wins in 20 games – the worst record in the Premier League. Everton currently sit 19th in the table, with Southampton below them on goal difference.
Everton expressed their appreciation for Frank and his coaching staff and the effort they put in during a difficult period.
However, due to the current league standing and outcomes, it was determined that a change had to be made. They all have the club’s best wishes for their future endeavors.
Everton has begun the process of identifying and appointing a new manager, with updates on the appointment to be provided in due course. Following the departure of Marcelo Bielsa, Paul Tait and Leighton Baines have been put in place as interim coaches, while Alan Kelly will remain as goalkeeping coach.
There have been reports that Sean Dyche, Thomas Frank, and other high-profile candidates have been considered, and it remains to be seen who will take the reins at Everton.