By Pranav Shahaney

24th Jan, 2023 | 7:10pm

Marcelo Bielsa financial demands emerge as Everton eye new manager

Marcelo Bielsa and his coaching staff are reportedly likely to cost Everton up to £1million/month if they end up going down that route.

According to Sky Sports [24 January, 18:10], the Argentine’s negotiating style sees him request a large fee which he distributes throughout his coaching staff and it is not negotiable.

He is understood to be number one on the club’s priority list as they aim to find a successor to Frank Lampard.

Too expensive?

Firstly, Bielsa does not seem to be fully sold by the idea of joining Everton and his demands appear to be unrealistic as things stand.

He wants wholesale changes made which is too much for one window and it’s hard to fathom how he’ll be able to bring the best out of this current crop of Everton players.

The Toffees need someone who can first ensure that they steer clear from relegation trouble as that still is a big worry for them going into the business end of the campaign.

This squad is also not good enough as it’s lacking goals so a new striker is important but his profile will certainly depend on which manager ends up joining.

If it is Bielsa, he would want someone who’s complete and offers a lot off the ball while someone like Sean Dyche would look for a tall target man.

Farhad Moshiri cannot afford to get this managerial appointment wrong as it could have devastating consequences in the months to come and he’ll be the one who deserves most of the blame.