FORMER Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelino is reportedly on Everton’s shortlist to replace Frank Lampard.

The Toffees axed Lampard on Monday after weeks of unrest at Goodison Park amid protests for the board to resign.

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The former Chelsea boss replaced Rafa Benitez last January but has failed to stop the rot.

And the disappointing 2-0 defeat to relegation rivals West Ham on Saturday proved to be the last straw.

Former Burnley boss Sean Dyche and ex-Leeds gaffer Marcelo Bielsa are the two favourites to succeed the Chelsea legend.

Everton legend Wayne Rooney and former chief David Moyes, currently at West Ham, are also in the running.

However, Marca are claiming that the Spaniard Marcelino is on the shortlist of managers on the shortlist too and has been contacted by the club.

The 57-year-old has enjoyed spells in charge of a number of LaLiga clubs.

He led Villarreal to three successive European finishes during his three years at the helm until 2016.

He then went on to Valencia, where he secured the Copa del Rey back in 2019.

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Marcelino then had a short stint in charge of Bilbao in the 2020/21 campaign, losing the Spanish cup final, before departing at the end of the season.

He has not managed since, but now this report claims that he could be heading to Merseyside for his first taste of the Premier League.

Defeat at the London Stadium has left the Merseysiders with a record of just one win in their last 12 league matches.

Everton registered a mere 15 points out of a possible 60 this season.

The Toffees face the daunting prospect of welcoming league leaders Arsenal to Goodison a fortnight on Saturday.

And the following week, they’ll travel across Stanley Park to face bitter rivals Liverpool in what will no doubt be another fiery affair.

Paul Tait and Leighton Baines will take training until a new manager is found.

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