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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.