Everton suffered yet another defeat in the Premier League yesterday, but this would have been a particularly bitter pill for Marco Silva to swallow. Losing to his former club Watford would have been extra painful for the Portuguese boss.
Farhad Moshiri gave a public vote of confidence to Silva in the week. However, as reported by The Mirror, potential replacements are being eyed up. One name that is now reportedly on the radar for Everton is the Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa.
The Argentine has worked wonders with The Whites, who are currently top of the Championship. Of course, his reputation in the game far precedes this season in West Yorkshire.
In fact, Everton were reportedly keen on Bielsa before. This goes back to when Roberto Martinez got the sack in 2016.
Everton felt the Spaniard had taken the team as far as he could and a new face was needed at Goodison Park.
Goal Brasil reported that Everton had made contact with Bielsa over taking over and that ‘El Loco’ was keen on managing in England.
His previous role at Marseille had lasted just one game after falling out with the board at the Stade Velodrome. In the end, Everton appointed Ronald Koeman.
Moshiri had recently become involved at Goodison Park and renewed interest now would make sense, especially as Bielsa’s methods have clearly translated to the English game.
So this may seem fanciful at first. But Bielsa was seemingly a target for Everton before and could very well be again. Prying him away from his excellent job at Elland Road, however, would be another matter.