- Frank Lampard was the sixth EPL manager to be sacked this season.
- Everton fired Lampard after losses to Southampton and West Ham.
- Marcelo Bielsa is an option to replace him.
Frank Lampard became the sixth managerial casualty in the Premier League this season, while others remain on the hot seat.
Everton is now looking for a new manager after Lampard was sacked after a string of poor results. Despite keeping The Toffees from relegation last season, Lampard failed to get much from this team, and the two recent losses to fellow relegation rivals Southampton and West Ham were simply too much for the board to accept.
So, who is most likely to replace Lampard at the helm?
Favorites to Replace Frank Lampard at Everton
The 67-year-old is renowned for his first season with Leeds in the Premier League, when his team surprised with high-intensity, attacking soccer. Many in the industry believe he is the front-runner for the job, but it’s understood that he has reservations about the team at his disposal and whether they would be able to adapt to his methods quickly.
Bielsa demands high fitness levels from his players, which this Everton team simply hasn’t displayed it at all this season. Appointing the Argentine could be a masterstroke for the club, or it could end in complete disaster with the players unable to adapt to his unique style and demands.
Sean Dyche: “All I ever say is the players will give everything and these recent results show that more than anything.” pic.twitter.com/HAw7GwumtF— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) July 11, 2020
Sean Dyche is the polar opposite of Bielsa. He is a practical manager known for his balanced and compact style and his confident personality. The former Burnley manager could be more suited for this Toffees team.
He is available now and has the right tools to correct this unbalanced, underperforming Everton squad. He also has the right fight to enter a relegation battle, but it’s about whether he’d want to do that again after being in the same position with Burnley.
Husenhuttl was actually discussed as a potential manager before the appointment of Lampard, but it was accepted that he would be difficult to pry away from Southampton. This is no longer the case, as the Austrian was sacked in November.
Despite the way his four-year tenure ended, Husenhuttl did a great job at St. Mary’s and it’s clear to see that the Blades, who are languishing at the bottom of the EPL, are certainly not better off without him.
He’ll be patiently waiting for his next managerial appointment eagerly.
DEAL DONE: Everton have signed Wayne Rooney from Manchester United on a 2-year contract. 🔵⚽️ pic.twitter.com/GQ6AxCOM0C— Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) July 9, 2017
Now, this would be one for the books. Sentimental Everton fans surely couldn’t say no to the return of one of their biggest icons. Although he is currently the manager at Washington-based Major League Soccer side DC United, Rooney is not getting great results, and a return back to the UK could certainly be in the cards.
He did an excellent job at Derby and would bring an undeniable passion to the job. However, he hasn’t managed at the highest level, and there are doubts that he’d have the experience to get the club out of the deep hole that it finds itself in.
Corberan might not have a huge managerial pedigree to his name, but the West Bromwich Albion manager is doing exceptionally well in the Championship. He’s taken his team from the foot of the table to the thick of the playoff race.
However, he was only appointed in October, and he might not want to trade the positive work that he’s doing at West Brom for the relegation slog that lies ahead with Everton. Although a move to the Premier League is always tempting.
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