Marcelo Bielsa appears as the main candidate to lead an English club: will he return to the Premier League?

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Marcelo Bielsa is always an attractive prospect for clubs looking for a manager. The Everton of England, a team navigating in the bottom places of the Premier League, fired Frank Lampard as its coach and has already started looking for a successor to improve the face of the team and not jeopardize its permanence in the top tier of English football.

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After 20 dates, the Toffees occupy the penultimate position in the standings. With just 15 points -product of 3 wins, 6 draws and 11 defeats- they are only above Southampton, who have the same points, but fewer goals.

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According to information from the British media, Lampard reportedly had a heated argument in the dressing room and this situation, coupled with the alarming lack of results, triggered his expulsion. The former Chelsea player ended his Everton spell with a total of 44 games on his back. Their numbers weren’t all that good, as they won 12, drew 8 and lost in their remaining 24 matches.

Given this situation in which the team finds itself, Loco Bielsa appears as one of the main alternatives to overcome the team’s league position and not have to face a tough situation such as relegation. Quite, Bielsa’s last stint was in the Premier League at Leeds United, where he coached for three-and-a-half years. In the process he managed to bring the team back to the top flight of English football after 16 years.

Bielsa’s numbers at the time of Leeds

El Loco took over as manager of the Whites in July 2018 and remained until February 2022. During his entire tenure he oversaw a total of 170 matches split between the Championship, Premier League and the various English cups.

His numbers have been more than positive. Of the 170 games that the team was in charge of, they came out victorious in 81 games, drawn in 30 and lost in the remaining 59. Translated into percentages, the former Argentina national team coach managed to win 53% of the points played.

Source: Clarin

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