Everton appoints Rafael Benitez as their new manager until June 2024

Rafael Benitez joins Everton as their new manager on a three-year deal until June 2024 after two weeks of negotiations. He had been approached by Italian clubs but his priority was to manage the Premier League club.

The 61-year-old succeeds Carlo Ancelotti, who resigned in early June to manage Spanish giant club Real Madrid for the second time. “I am delighted to be joining Everton. I believe this is the club that is going places. I am determined to play a big part in helping this great club achieve its ambitions,” said Benitez.

The last time the Spaniard managed any Premier League was at Newcastle United. He spent six years at Everton’s Merseyside rivals Liverpool and won Champions League and FA Cup with them.

Everton started their 2021-22 season at home to Southampton on August 14. The club will be confirming the staff who aim to connect Duncan Ferguson and Alan Kelly as segments of Benitez’s backroom team in upcoming days.

The newly appointed Everton manager experienced assorted reactions from the club’s fanbase. A threatening banner that seemingly targeted Benitez, read “we know where you live, don’t sign”, was positioned near his Wirral home on Monday to which Merseyside Police is investigating.

The majority of Everton’s shareholders explained the decision and process behind appointing the club’s new manager, Rafael Benitez. “He’s a proven winner. We are confident his winning mentality will bring success to us at Everton,” said the club via Twitter.

 

 

 

 

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