Marcelo Bielsa holds talks to replace Frank Lampard as Everton manager with Leeds icon in line for Premier League return

FORMER Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is among the candidates to replace sacked Everton boss Frank Lampard, according to reports.

Lampard, 44, was given the chop following Saturday’s 2-0 away loss at Premier League relegation rivals, West Ham.

Everton’s owner has spoken to Bielsa about replacing LampardGetty

Lampard was sacked after his Everton team won just one game in 14AFP

The defeat has left the Toffees sat 19th in the league on 15 points after 20 games played.

Everton have not won a game in their last ten outings, with their last victory coming against Crystal Palace on October 22.

And according to The Athletic, ex-Leeds boss Bielsa is a candidate owner Farhad Moshiri has been talking to about replaing Lampard.

The 67-year-old has been out of work after his project at Leeds went up in smoke last February.

Bielsa helped get Leeds back to the top flight and then guided the team to a ninth-placed finish in their first season.

But he was sacked in Leeds‘ second season in the Prem with the team sat just two points above the drop zone.

Bielsa was replaced by American Jesse Marsch, who still holds the position at Elland Road.

The report states that although Bielsa is one of Moshiri’s favoured candidates, it is unclear whether the Argetine has support from others in Everton’s hierachy.

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Everton are not in action again for two weeks due to their exits in both the League and FA Cup.

Their next game is on February 4, where they will host Prem leaders Arsenal.

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