Why Marcelo Bielsa did not join Everton as Sean Dyche set to be named manager on Friday

Everton’s search for a new manager looks to be over.

Everton parted ways with Frank Lampard on Monday after what has been a dismal first half of the campaign for the Toffees.

Everton sit 19th in the league with just three wins to their name from 20 outings so far.

The Mereysiders have also scored just 15 goals all season in the Premier League.

Now, it appears Sean Dyche is set to take the reins at Goodison Park. Dyche has been out of work since he was sacked by Burnely in April of last year.

The Clarets were in a relegation scrap at the time and still went down even after Dyche was let go.

As per Sky Sports, Sean Dyche is expected to be appointed Everton manager on Friday.

Former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa and Dyche both held talks with the club on Thursday

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

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

Dyche and Bielsa are very different coaches and you would have to assume that Dyche is only a short term option that has been brought in to stave off relegation.

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Josh Barker

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