Pick up the pace
Marcelo Bielsa has ripped into Everton’s “slow” squad as he laid out his transfer demands to replace sacked manager Frank Lampard.
As SunSport recently reported, Bielsa is a front runner and has held talks about the job.
The Argentine tactician, axed by Leeds 11 months ago after ending the club’s 16-year exile from the Prem, is open to the idea of a return to England.
However, the Daily Mail report he has told the club’s board that that squad “is too slow to play the way he wants”.
And that if they want him to take over then “they must prioritise pace before the transfer window closes” this month.
They report adds that “if guarantees are not given over a plan to address his concerns, sources say there is a chance Bielsa will walk away from talks” with the Toffees.
It has also been claimed that “key figures within the Everton hierarchy remain admirers of their previous manager Sam Allardyce” and add that he “has held initial talks” over the job