By Pranav Shahaney

24th Jan, 2023 | 3:40pm

Marcelo Bielsa shares transfer ideas as he remains in talks to be next Everton manager

Former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has reportedly told Everton that they are too slow in defensive areas for him to manage them.

According to Daily Mail journalist Craig Hope, he has shared his ideas and wants the club to invest on pacey players before the window closes.

He is interested in the job, but has reservations as he continues talks with the Toffees hierarchy over being Frank Lampard’s successor.

Via Twitter, Hope wrote, “Marcelo Bielsa has told Everton the team is too slow to play the way he wants & they must prioritise pace before window closes, if he is to replace Frank Lampard. Argentine interested in job but has concerns after providing analysis of squad.”

Not possible

Bielsa demands a certain brand of football and is uncompromising in his methods so we will not see him go ultra defensive because he’s at Everton.

He wants to play high pressing, high energy football and wants his players to constantly run around as he aims to create fluid systems.

His methods worked at Leeds and then they got extremely unlucky with injuries and did not back the manager in the transfer window.

Currently, Everton also do not seem to have the funds to back their manager and the Argentine would certainly want a specific profile of player and will need perhaps two or three new faces.

Right now, the Toffees need someone who can steady the ship while also getting the players to be more creative as finding the back of the net has been a real challenge.

If Bielsa accepts, it’s great, but we do not see that happening as there are far too many things that make this an imperfect match.