Everton are reportedly eyeing Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa if they decide to part ways with Marco Silva, according to a report published by The Mirror.
The Toffees started the season in promising form under the former Watford boss. However, they have been in poor form during recent weeks and have lost their last three Premier League games following their 1-0 defeat against Watford on Saturday.
Everton were aiming for nothing less than a strong finish on the top half of the standings this season. Currently, they are in 9th position on the League standings with 33 points from 27 games.
Bielsa has drawn plenty of praise this season for the manner in which he has managed Leeds United. As things stand, the Whites are in second position on the second-tier standings and are in line to win automatic promotion to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
The South American is however not with his fair share of controversy. He is currently under investigation by the Football League after admitting that he had sent a staff member to ”spy” on rival club Derby County at their training ground prior to their game against Leeds last month.
The report added that the upper hierarchies at Goodison Park believe that the former Chile and Argentina national team manager is good enough to succeed Silva should the club decide to sack their current manager in the near-future.
It remains to be seen if Bielsa will be tempted by such an offer should it arise, but it will almost certainly not go down well among Leeds fans.