Everton are hoping to sort out the appointment of a new manager in time for him to have a full week to work with the squad before their next game against Arsenal in February, according to The Times.
Lampard was dismissed on Monday following a horror run of form that pushed Everton to 19th in the Premier League table.
With a new stadium on the cards, Everton are desperate to not get relegated and are now on the lookout for a new manager. Former Leeds United boss Bielsa has emerged as the favoured candidate, with owner Farhad Moshiri pushing to bring the 67-year-old to Goodison Park.
And it has been claimed that Everton want to bring in a new manager in time for him to work with the squad ahead of the Arsenal game. With next weekend reserved for the FA Cup, Everton have bought some time in their search for a new manager.
But the board are keen to give the new manager a full week to prepare for the Arsenal game on 4th February. Bielsa is the man they want as they feel he is the kind of inspirational figure who could impose himself on an ill-disciplined squad.
There is also a belief that the Argentine would be up for the challenge of working at Everton and helping them avoid relegation this season.