Everton fans in uproar as club edge closer to appointing former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez is on the verge of replacing Carlo Ancelotti at Everton, but it’s not an appointment that’s overly popular amongst Evertonians. There’s been a movement against the appointment since negotiations became known a week ago, with things going a step too far on Monday.

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez

According to Diario AS, a bedsheet was placed near Benitez’s family home on Merseyside where he lives with his wife and daughters. “We know where you live, do not sign,” read the message. Other graffiti has been etched outside Goodison Park in the last few days, with a significant number of Evertonians clearly incensed by the move.

Benitez is keen to return to the Premier League after a spell in Chinese football, but the problem for many Evertonians is the Spaniard’s close links with Liverpool, their great rivals. Benitez led Liverpool to the 2005 Champions League, and is fondly remembered at Anfield. Benitez, born in Madrid, has also had notable spells in La Liga coaching Valencia and Real Madrid.

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  1. John says:

    Don’t class every evertonian as not wanting him I want him and am a season ticket holder I hope he wins a trophy and resigns and moshiri and usmanov pull the plug on the cash then the minority of shouting thugs will wonder why he called us a small club

    1. jakepr says:

      I’m a red. He bored me to tears at time, especially towards the end of his tenure. Do you not think his football is outdated?

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