Everton Sacks Benitez after a 2-1 defeat against Norwich on Saturday. Benitez had only been in control for six and a half months.
Since September, the Toffees have only won once in the Premier League, and they are currently 15th in the table, six points above the relegation zone.
Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard are two of the candidates being considered to replace Benitez, according to FUTBALLNEWS. Former manager Roberto Martinez, Brighton manager Graham Potter, Rudi Garcia, and Duncan Ferguson are also on the list until the conclusion of the season.
Rooney is said to be happy and focused at Derby County, but given his history and affiliation with the club, he would find it tough to say no to Everton.
Potter is said to be content at Brighton and has no desire to speak with Everton at the moment.Benitez, a former Liverpool manager, was appointed Everton manager last summer, but he has yet to win over the Goodison Park crowd.
During Everton’s loss to Norwich at Carrow Road, fans held a banner calling for his dismissal. The same banner was flown at their 3-2 FA Cup third-round victory against Hull City.
Everton Sacks Benitez because they have lost nine of their last 13 Premier League games, including a 4-1 home loss to Merseyside rivals Liverpool and a 5-2 home loss to relegation-threatened Watford.
“In due course, an update on a permanent replacement will be provided,” Everton added.
Where does Everton’s fault lie?
It’s a difficult question to answer, but for many of those who returned to Merseyside from Norwich after making their longest away trip of the season, the answer was plain.
Everton is in freefall, and Benitez’s tumultuous relationship with the under-fire former Liverpool manager reached a bottom at Carrow Road.
Everton FC in a club statement on their official website said that:
“Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafael Benitez as First Team manager.”
“Benitez, who joined Everton in June 2021, has left the Club with immediate effect.”
“An update on a permanent replacement will be made in due course.”Everton FC Club Statement
This was the club’s first away loss against a side that started the day bottom of the Premier League table since May 2004, after going 17 games without losing. Benitez was out of excuses and time.
Richarlison did have an impact off the bench, but the damage had already been done. Dominic Calvert-Lewin was back in the side following his most recent relapse, while Richarlison did have an impact off the bench, but the damage had already been done.
As has been the case throughout this dreadful 13-game league losing streak.