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Everton run out of patience with Benitez

17 Th1 2022 | 08:22

The blue half of Merseyside plans to part ways with coach Rafa Benitez after bad results in recent times.

According to the Times , coach Rafa Benitez’s time at Everton has come to an end. The board of directors of this team had an emergency meeting and came to a decision to fire the Spaniard after losing to the bottom team Norwich 1-2. Everton has now dropped to 15th on the rankings.

The source revealed to the Times that the decision to fire will be announced soon. Assistant Duncan Ferguson will be the interim manager of the Merseyside team. Wayne Rooney could be targeted for a long-term manager position.

Benitez was strongly opposed by Everton fans. Photo: AFP .

Benitez was strongly opposed by Everton fans. Photo: AFP .

The last time Everton won all 3 points was from the beginning of December 2021, when they beat Arsenal 2-1 at home. In Everton’s last 12 matches, the result against Arsenal is also the only win.

During the 1-2 defeat against Norwich, an Everton fan rushed onto the pitch with the aim of attacking Benitez but was stopped by the security team.

Benitez became the manager of Everton after Carlo Ancelotti left the Goodison Park team in the summer of 2021. This manager receives a salary of £ 7 million / season at Everton but is subject to fierce criticism from Everton fans after a illustrious past with Everton. Liverpool. Benitez has never received the support of fans at Goodison Park.

The job of this military leader is therefore under a lot of pressure. Up to now, Benitez has led Everton in 22 matches with a poor record: won 7, drew 4, lost 11. The Everton board bought many players according to Benitez’s wishes, but the quality of this team’s competition has not improved. .

During the winter transfer window, Everton bought left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko from Dynamo Kyiv for £ 22.15 million. Before that, right-back Nathan Patterson also joined Everton for 12.6 million. The highlight of the personnel Benitez has created at Everton so far is the removal of James Rodriguez from the squad because the Colombian star is lazy to practice.

James then left Goodison Park to join Al-Rayyan SC club in Qatar.