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Rafa Benitez makes new claim over taking Everton job and reveals two problems with 'project'

Rafa Benitez has spoken about his time at Everton including his reasons behind taking the job in the first place Former Everton manager Rafael Benitez has explained why he took the job at the club last summer. Following the surprise departure of Carlo Ancelotti as the Italian returned to Real Madrid, the Blues turned to the former Liverpool boss in a controversial move.

liverpoolecho.co.uk ,  2 days ago 2
Rafa Benitez makes new claim over taking Everton job and reveals two problems with 'project'

Benitez: Liverpool are slight favourites to win the Champions League final, but Real Madrid...

An exclusive interview with the former coach of both teams Rafael Benitez has given his opinion about which team will come out victorious from the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid on Saturday in Paris. The Spanish coach was in charge of both clubs in the past.

marca.com ,  2 days ago 62
Benitez: Liverpool are slight favourites to win the Champions League final, but Real Madrid...

'Crossed the line' - Steve Bruce hits out at abuse he received during Newcastle United stint

Steve Bruce admits he was hurt by the level of abuse he received during his time as Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce will be the first to admit he is not a wholly popular figure on Tyneside after his 21-month spell as Newcastle United manager. But the former Magpies boss says he was left 'hurt' by the abuse he received from a section of supporters during his time at the club.

chroniclelive.co.uk ,  3 days ago 2
'Crossed the line' - Steve Bruce hits out at abuse he received during Newcastle United stint

Rafa Benitez might have given Frank Lampard a £12m Everton transfer boost

Nathan Patterson is said to be ready to make an "imminent" return to action with Scotland As the dust begins to settle on Everton's disappointing and dramatic 2021-22 season, focus will slowly start to shift towards the summer. Blues supporters everywhere will do their own assessment of the squad and ask the question that's always posed in this period of footballing purgatory - where do we need to strengthen?

liverpoolecho.co.uk ,  4 days ago 6
Rafa Benitez might have given Frank Lampard a £12m Everton transfer boost

Everton: Lampard’s future still uncertain, reveals Dean Jones

The Englishman steered the Toffees to safety in their penultimate game as they came from two goals down to beat Crystal Palace, which relieved the pressure heading into the final-day defeat at Arsenal. The former Chelsea manager was appointed as Rafael Benitez’s successor at the end of January, signing a contract until 2024, but despite doing what he was brought in to accomplish, doubts still remain over what lies ahead.

thisisfutbol.com ,  5 days ago 3
Everton: Lampard’s future still uncertain, reveals Dean Jones

Frank Lampard answered important Everton question but new challenges clear

Frank Lampard has been faced with a number of important questions over the course of his Everton tenure already The last week has been just the latest in a long line of examples that those who don't watch Everton regularly will never understand certain aspects of the club. In the wake of the Blues dramatically securing safety in the Premier League with a comeback victory over Crystal Palace on Thursday, everyone will have seen the tongue-in-cheek comments from others across the country.

liverpoolecho.co.uk ,  5 days ago 11
Frank Lampard answered important Everton question but new challenges clear

Liverpool let Rafa Benitez signing who played for Spain slip through their fingers for just £2.5m

Mikel San Jose would play over 300 times in La Liga and represent Spain but was sold by Liverpool on this day in 2010 without ever making an appearance As Liverpool continue to chase an unprecedented quadruple, whether the season ends with a domestic cup double, a treble or even four trophies, it has certainly been a campaign to remain.

liverpoolecho.co.uk ,  9 days ago 46
Liverpool let Rafa Benitez signing who played for Spain slip through their fingers for just £2.5m

Newcastle United: Luke Edwards claims Longstaff has major decision to make

Luke Edwards has been speaking on BBC Radio Newcastle about the major decision Sean Longstaff has to make about his Newcastle United future. Longstaff burst onto the scene under old manager Rafael Benitez during the 2018/19 season which saw him net his first-ever Premier League goal in front of a jam-packed St Jamés’ Park, but in the three seasons that have followed, he’s not been able to start more than 15 league games.

thisisfutbol.com ,  10 days ago 2
Newcastle United: Luke Edwards claims Longstaff has major decision to make

Rafa Benitez says he 'didn't have time' to turn things around at Everton

Rafa Benitez managed Everton between June 2021 and January 2022 Former Everton boss Rafa Benitez has explained why he chose to join the club at the start of the season and says he wasn't afforded the time to turn things around when injuries took their toll. The Spaniard's appointment was met with apprehension given he'd previously managed rivals Liverpool.

liverpoolecho.co.uk ,  10 days ago 7
Rafa Benitez says he 'didn't have time' to turn things around at Everton

Rafael Benitez reminds Frank Lampard that he was doing a better job at Everton

Rafael Benitez has reminded Everton that he left them in a better position that they are in now, saying that he was not given the time to achieve what he wanted at Goodison Park. The Spaniard took charge of the Toffees last summer and, despite a good start to their Premier League campaign, he was sacked after just 22 games in charge.

metro.co.uk ,  10 days ago 4
Rafael Benitez reminds Frank Lampard that he was doing a better job at Everton

Rafa Benitez insists his Liverpool side can't be compared to Jurgen Klopp's because he 'signs £40m players for the bench'... and Spaniard tells all on life at Everton (where a player got injured dropping FURNITURE on himself!)

Rafael Benitez claimed his Liverpool side cannot be compared to Jurgen Klopp's The Spaniard insisted his transfer budget while at the Reds was only £20million And he declared current boss Klopp can now sign £40m players for the bench Former Everton manager Benitez also opened up on his tenure at Goodison Park

dailymail.co.uk ,  10 days ago 10
Rafa Benitez insists his Liverpool side can't be compared to Jurgen Klopp's because he 'signs £40m players for the bench'... and Spaniard tells all on life at Everton (where a player got injured dropping FURNITURE on himself!)

Newcastle: Matt Ritchie expected to leave

Newcastle United journalist George Caulkin thinks Matt Ritchie will depart the club this summer. The lowdown Newcastle paid £10.8million to sign Ritchie from Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth ahead of the 2016/17 season while Rafael Benitez was manager, and he helped them win promotion back to the Premier League in his first season.

footballtransfertavern.com ,  11 days ago 9
Newcastle: Matt Ritchie expected to leave

Emotional Martin Skrtel announces he's retiring from football due to health worries

After over two decades in professional football, Martin Skrtel is hanging up his boots due to concerns surrounding his health with the Slovakian in "pretty bad" pain Former Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel has announced he is retiring from professional football after a 21-year career. The Slovakian defender, who was most recently at Spartak Trnava, spent eight-and-a-half years at the Reds, working under the likes of Rafael Benitez, Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp.

mirror.co.uk ,  11 days ago 44
Emotional Martin Skrtel announces he's retiring from football due to health worries

Rafa Benitez signing announces career decision with Liverpool message

Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has made an announcement about his football career Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has announced his intention to retire from football after the end of the season due to injury. The Slovakian announced on Tuesday afternoon on his Instagram that he would be retiring due to long-term back problems.

liverpoolecho.co.uk ,  11 days ago 87
Rafa Benitez signing announces career decision with Liverpool message

Salomon Rondon gives honest admission on Everton goals and his weight

Salomon Rondon has been speaking about his Everton goalscoring record and how he's bulked up at Goodison Park Salomon Rondon admits ensuring Everton and their “incredible fans” remain in the Premier League takes priority over his scoring statistics while revealing that he’s bulked up during his time at Goodison Park.

liverpoolecho.co.uk ,  15 days ago 2
Salomon Rondon gives honest admission on Everton goals and his weight

Jorge Jesus claims he turned down chance to manage Everton and explains why

Portuguese coach claims he rejected the chance to replace Rafael Benitez as Everton manager before the club appointed Frank Lampard Jorge Jesus Veteran Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus claims he rejected the chance to replace Rafael Benitez as Everton manager earlier this year. The 67-year-old, who inflicted a record European defeat on the Blues when his Benfica side beat David Moyes’ men 5-0 in Lisbon in 2009, has been out of work since his second spell in charge at the Estadio da Luz ended on December 28.

liverpoolecho.co.uk ,  18 days ago 7
Jorge Jesus claims he turned down chance to manage Everton and explains why

West Ham United: Journalist makes James Rodriguez transfer claim

The Lowdown: Rodriguez eyes European return The 30-year-old experienced Premier League football during his spell with Everton last season, but following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti, who brought him to the club in the first place, the Colombian ended up leaving Merseyside after just just one year, having fallen down the pecking order under Rafael Benitez.

footballtransfertavern.com ,  19 days ago 2
West Ham United: Journalist makes James Rodriguez transfer claim

Frank Lampard has done something Rafa Benitez was expected to do at Everton do but failed

It's not just the atmosphere at Goodison Park that has improved since Frank Lampard took over Everton Many have believed for a number of weeks that Everton's chances of survival in the Premier League hinges heavily on their form at Goodison Park. It's well documented that the Blues have massively struggled on their travels across 2021/22.

liverpoolecho.co.uk ,  24 days ago 21
Frank Lampard has done something Rafa Benitez was expected to do at Everton do but failed

Frank Lampard critics are wrong and Chelsea win showed why he should stay at Everton next season

Talking Point: Chris Beesley believes the win over Chelsea shows why Frank Lampard should remain in charge of Everton next even if they are relegated Unlike predecessor Rafael Benitez, Frank Lampard ‘gets Everton’ and it’s best for both him and the club if he stays on as manager next season regardless of what division they are in.

liverpoolecho.co.uk ,  26 days ago 22
Frank Lampard critics are wrong and Chelsea win showed why he should stay at Everton next season

Everton: Benitez fumbled Matheus Nunes deal

It’s not as if Everton supporters need any more reason to be downcast amid their current relegation worries, although they may well receive another kick in the teeth in the coming weeks and months regarding reported transfer target Matheus Nunes. While the Brazil-born PortugAL international is still yet to decide on his next destination, having starred for current club Sporting Lisbon over the past few years, recent reports have suggested that he could be in line for a move to Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola previously dubbing him “one of the best in the world” due to his sparkling form.

footballfancast.com ,  28 days ago 1
Everton: Benitez fumbled Matheus Nunes deal