Journalist Alan Myers says that Ralph Hasenhuttl is ‘also under consideration’ for the vacant Everton manager’s job.
The Lowdown: Bielsa first choice
Former Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly first choice for the Goodison Park outfit to replace Frank Lampard, but he may not be attainable.
He is thought to have told them that the team is too slow to play the style of football that he would like to play, while there are also thought to be concerns over how much it would cost to hire him and his backroom staff, who could cost up to £1m a month.
As such, the Merseysiders could move on to other targets, with their next game not until next month, where they will face the Premier League leaders Arsenal at home.
The Latest: Hasenhuttl considered
Taking to Twitter, Myers says that former Southampton coach Hasenhuttl is ‘also under consideration’ for the managerial vacancy, should an agreement with Bielsa fall through:
“Former Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is also under consideration for the vacant Everton managers role.”
The Verdict: Look elsewhere?
It would seem underwhelming for the Toffees to hire Hasenhuttl after letting Lampard go, as the Austrian was previously in charge of the only team to sit below Everton in the Premier League table at the moment.
He did manage to keep the Saints in the top flight for three full seasons, and deserves credit for that considering that they are in a relegation battle now under Nathan Jones, but he also has two 9-0 defeats on his CV to Leicester City and Manchester United respectively, which does not bode well for any manager.
Former Southampton player Ryan Bertrand described Hasenhuttl’s style of play as ‘modern day high intense with quick transitions‘, but given Bielsa’s comments that the Blues team is too slow to play that kind of style of football, perhaps the club should be looking elsewhere for their next manager.
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