Everton manager Rafael Benitez Sacked from his manager post

Everton manager Rafael Benitez Sacked from his manager post

After spending 200 days in charge of the struggling Premier League club, Rafael Benitez was sacked as Everton's manager. In June last year, Rafael Benitez was an unpopular appointment after his long term with Everton's Merseyside rivals Liverpool. Rafael Benitez paid the consequence for a dismal run of nine defeats in Everton's last 13 league matches, leading in a 2-1 loss at lowly Norwich on Saturday.

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"Everton FC can confirm the departure of Benitez as first-team manager," a club statement said. "Rafael Benitez, who joined Everton in June 2021, has immediately left the club. Any updates on a permanent replacement will be made in due,"

Wayne Rooney, Former Everton forward, currently impressing as manager of second-tier Derby, is the bookmakers' favorite to replace Rafael Benitez.

Rooney is a childhood Everton fan who had two spells at the club as a player on either side of his successful time at MU.

Rafael Benitez has kept Derby competitive in the Championship despite several points removed and the club's descent in administration.

Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney, former Everton team-mate sacked by Chelsea last year, is another contender for the position.

Under Rafael Benitez, Everton earned 19 points in 19 matches, their lowest count at the halfway stage of a season since 2005-2006.

Everton manager Rafael Benitez Sacked from his manager post 1Twitter image: @Everton

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Everton fans had made clear their wish for Rafael Benitez to be axed during the loss at Norwich.

They repeated for his dismissal and held up a banner reading 'Rafael Benitez gets out from our club,' while one supporter attacked the pitch in an attempt to oppose the former Real Madrid boss.

On Saturday evening, Everton held an emergency board meeting to discuss Rafael Benitez's future on Sunday on the talks leading to his departure.

Rafael Benitez's controversial appointment to replace Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian's move to Real Madrid was a significant gamble by Everton owner Farhad Moshiri.

Benitez infuriated Everton fans by describing them as a "small" club during his time at Liverpool, leading to a Champions League final triumph against AC Milan in 2005.

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