MARCELO BIELSA has rejected the offer to become Everton manager, according to reports.
The Argentine flew in for talks on Thursday but has failed to agree a deal after demanding £6million to join the Toffees.
Bielsa was also critical of the Everton squad, highlighting a lack of pace and calling for reinforcements in the transfer market.
According to the Daily Mail he has now decided not to take over, despite wanting a return to the Premier League following his sacking by Leeds.
But Bielsa has not ruled out taking over in the summer, when he would be able to start from scratch and instil his ideas during pre-season.
The 67-year-old also wanted to avoid the risk of having a relegation on his CV.
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Everton will now focus on other candidates with Sean Dyche believed to be the frontrunner.
But a deal is not straightforward with the former Burnley boss said to be seeking a long-term contract.
Dyche, 51, has been out of work since being sacked by the Clarets in April last year.
He has been waiting for a top-flight offer after snubbing several approaches from Championship clubs.
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And he looks to have beaten the likes of Wayne Rooney and Sam Allarydce to the Everton job, with the latter admitting he would like a return to Goodison Park.
The son of former Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti, Davide, 33, was also reported to be in the running for the job.
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