Everton sacks Rafa Benitez as a coach, as Rooney is linked to the job

Written by Ade

English Premiership club, Everton FC, on Sunday, sacked Rafael Benitez, as its coach.

Benitez, who was hired by Everton in June 2021, was only in charge of 19 premiership matches for the club. His last match was on Saturday when the club lost to Norwich 2-1.

The club, in a statement on its website, said it is working on a permanent replacement, which will be made in due course.

”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.”

Meanwhile, Sky Sports’ Alan Myers, has reported that the club’s former player, Wayne Rooney is amongst six names on the shortlist being considered to replace Benitez. Others are Graham Potter, Rudi Garcia, Frank Lampard, Duncan Ferguson and former Everton boss Roberto Martinez.

Rooney is currently the Derby County manager, where he is having a difficult time due to the club’s difficult financial problems, a transfer embargo in place, and a 21-point deduction due to the issues at the club.

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