Everton’s next manager: Marcelo Bielsa and Sean Dyche frontrunners for job after talks with club | Football News

Marcelo Bielsa and Sean Dyche are the two front runners to become Everton’s new manager.

Both have met the Everton hierarchy over the past few days and have impressed.

Further talks are expected on Thursday and the club remain hopeful of making an appointment before this weekend.

The Toffees sacked Frank Lampard on Monday after nearly a year in charge at Goodison Park.

The Premier League records of Marcelo Bielsa, Sean Dyche and Ralph Hasenhuttl...
The Premier League records of Marcelo Bielsa and Sean Dyche

Bielsa is Everton owner Farhad Moshiri’s preferred option, but the cost of bringing in the Argentine coach means the deal is a difficult one to do.

Bielsa and his backroom staff are likely to cost Everton up to £1m a month – a figure which would cover all the members of the coach’s support staff.

The former Leeds coach’s particular negotiating style sees him request a large fee which he then distributes throughout his coaching team, who come as a non-negotiable part of the package.

Bielsa and Dyche were sacked from their last jobs at Leeds and Burnley at the start of last year
Bielsa and Dyche were sacked from their last jobs at Leeds and Burnley respectively last year

Dyche, meanwhile, has been out of a job since being sacked by Burnley last April.

Bielsa was removed from his post at Leeds two months earlier, with the Whites – who replaced the Argentines with Jesse Marsch – pipping Burnley to Premier League survival on the final day of last season.

Will Everton’s new manager work with Gordon?

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Kaveh Solhekol says Newcastle are in talks to sign Anthony Gordon from Everton after the forward missed training with the Goodison Park club

Everton forward Anthony Gordon will return to training with the club on Thursday having missed two successive days – as his future at the club looks increasingly in doubt.

The 21-year-old has been the subject of interest from Newcastle in this transfer window but, despite reports, Sky Sports News understands he has not handed in a transfer request.

Gordon missed the squad’s return to the Finch Farm training complex on Tuesday following the sacking of manager Frank Lampard. The PA news agency understands the academy graduate was absent on Wednesday without permission, casting further doubt over his long-term future at his boyhood club.

Gordon has been linked with a move to Newcastle

Midfielder Amadou Onana, reportedly attracting interest from Arsenal, did rejoin the group on Wednesday having been given an authorized absence by the club the previous day.

Only a month ago, Gordon, whose current contract expires in 2025, was set to sign a new deal but things appear to have soured since then.

Moshiri in talks with American firm over minority investment

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Speaking after Everton’s defeat to West Ham, owner Farad Moshiri insisted that the club is not for sale, dismissing speculation that they were willing to accept bids of £500m for the club

The American company involved in a potential investment into Everton is MSP Sports Capital.

Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is talking to the group about a possible investment in the club, after confirming he would welcome a minority stakeholder.

The American firm held talks this week with Moshiri debt regarding financing and two representatives attended Everton’s home match against Southampton earlier this month – which the board were told not to attend because of a “real and credible threat to their safety and security”.

Moshiri told the club’s Fan Advisory Board (FAB) that he is looking for help financing the construction of Everton’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in a video posted on the club’s website on Tuesday but recorded prior to their defeat to West Ham on Saturday.

That investment could come as anything up to 20 per cent in the club, but nothing more.

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