Next Everton manager odds: Bielsa new favourite to replace Lampard
Sean Dyche is now second in the betting while Duncan Ferguson is another to have seen his odds cut as the struggling Toffees begin their latest managerial search.
Coral’s David Stevens said: “Although Marcelo Bielsa has replaced Sean Dyche as favourite to be appointed Everton’s new boss, the former Leeds manager is not the only contender punters are backing, with former striker Duncan Ferguson now 6/1 third favourite, having been a 16/1 chance on Monday.”
Bielsa is the man who finally guided Leeds back to the Premier League and he is still hugely popular in West Yorkshire despite the Whites flirting with relegation last season which resulted in his sacking.
The Argentinian is highly regarded among the world’s top football coaches but his style of play and coaching methods are intense and need high levels of fitness.
Taking over mid-season with the transfer window about to close could mean he struggles to get his ideas across but Bielsa is the new favourite after newspaper reports suggested Bielsa has held talks with Everton owner Farhad Moshiri.
Dyche is yet to return to management after leaving Burnley in April so would be available for an immediate start and with no compensation to be paid.
He is no stranger to a relegation battle and his no-nonsense approach may be what is needed to get Everton out of trouble, while he even guided the Clarets into Europe during his time at Turf Moor.
Burnley’s style of football was not exactly pleasing on the eye though so some fans may not be impressed by appointing Dyche but he is one of the leading contenders at 2/1 in the next Everton manager betting.
Ferguson has twice taken temporary charge of Everton’s first team but has never managed to convince the board that he is the man for the job on a longer basis.
The former Toffees striker left the club in July to try to move into management but has so far failed to find a club willing to offer him the opportunity.
He knows the club well but has little coaching experience so he would be a gamble but punters have backed him into 6/1.
If the Everton board want to get the fans back onside then appointing Rooney as manager would be a step in the right direction.
The former England striker graduated through the club’s academy and enjoyed a hugely successful playing career before moving into management with Derby County.
Financial issues at the club made it difficult to judge Rooney’s ability in the dugout and he has since taken charge of MLS side DC United.
It is likely he would be willing to head back across the Atlantic for a return to Merseyside and he is 10/1 to be the successor to his former international team-mate Lampard.
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Moyes left Everton for Manchester United in 2013 and is now in charge at West Ham, who have also struggled this season but eased their relegation fears with their weekend win against his former club.
His job has also been under scrutiny but it would surely need the Hammers to sack Moyes first before he could be considered for a return to Goodison Park.
Speaking on Saturday, Moyes – who is 14/1 in the next Everton manager odds – said: “I really hope Everton stick with Frank. He is a top bloke from the times I’ve been with him, but I have to think about my position because me winning one game doesn’t mean everything is fine.”
Nuno Espirito Santo
The former Wolves and Tottenham boss has had mixed results in his two previous Premier League roles.
He led Wolves to the Championship title in the 2017/18 season and they finished seventh in their first season back in the top flight, which qualified them for the Europa League.
Nuno left Molineux for Tottenham in 2021 but after winning his first three matches in charge, results dipped and he was sacked in November 2021.
Now managing in Saudi Arabia, he is 14/1 to return to England with Everton.
Next Everton manager odds
6/5 Marcelo Bielsa
2/1 Sean Dyche
6/1 Duncan Ferguson
10/1 Wayne Rooney
14/1 Carlos Corberan, David Moyes, Leighton Baines, Nuno Espirito Santo, Thomas Frank
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication