Sean Dyche is expected to be confirmed as Everton’s new manager in the next 24 hours.
Everton have been looking for a successor to Frank Lampard after he was sacked on Monday with the club in 19th place in the Premier League.
Marcelo Bielsa had been the top choice for Everton owner Farhad Moshiri, with the former Leeds United head coach flying into the UK for talks on Thursday.
It later emerged that Bielsa had wanted to initially take charge of the Everton Under-21s, with his staff coaching the first team, until the summer.
Davide Ancelotti, son of former Everton manager Carlo, was also discussed as an option.
But Everton have now chosen Dyche as their man to try and steer them clear of relegation in the second half of the season, with an announcement likely to be made this weekend.
Dyche has been out of work since leaving Burnley in April 2022, having been in charge at Turf Moor for almost 10 years.
The 51-year-old took over at Burnley in October 2012 and twice guided Burnley to promotion from the Championship, keeping them in the Premier League for five full seasons on a tight budget before his departure.
Everton have not won a Premier League game since late October, and are only off the bottom of the table on goal difference after just three league wins all season.
Having been eliminated from the FA Cup, Everton are back in action against leaders Arsenal on February 4.
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