Everton boss Sean Dyche is under pressure and news of Marcelino being on the verge of quitting Marseille won’t ease his stress.
Marcelino is quitting his job as Marseille boss in news which may just attract some interest within Everton.
That is according to French newspaper L’Equipe, who report that Marcelino has decided to leave Marseille.
It’s stated that Marcelino has already communicated his decision to the Marseille squad with an official announcement expected soon.
Marseille take on Ajax on Thursday but Jean-Pierre Papin is expected to be in the dugout with Marcelino already on his way out.
Everton looked into Marcelino deal this year
The news may be of interest to Everton after they explored a deal for Marcelino earlier this year.
Spanish newspaper Marca reported in January that Everton had contacted Marcelino as they targeted a replacement for Frank Lampard.
Everton went for Sean Dyche in the end but Marcelino’s availability may just spark that interest once again.
Results for Marcelino haven’t even been too bad; five games unbeaten to start the season with two wins and three draws.
Marseille sit third in Ligue 1 but Marcelino has decided that he has had enough; which is quite damning of Marseille given everything he put up with at Valencia.
Sean Dyche already feeling the pressure
Sean Dyche won’t exactly love hearing the news of a manager becoming available months after Everton initially targeted him.
Dyche is feeling the pressure at Everton after a poor start to the season.
Five games, no wins, one draw and four defeats, scoring just twice and conceding nine goals.
Everton look to be in a relegation battle once again and if Dyche can’t turn things around, he may well go the same way as Marco Silva, Rafael Benitez and Lampard.
Add in that Everton are now in the process of being taken over by 777 Partners, adding more doubt to Dyche’s future as they could chase their own appointment.
If the likes of Kevin Thelwell stay at Everton though, that interest in Marcelino may yet be resurrected down the line.