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Liverpool Fan Says Rafa Benitez Will No Longer Be A Club Legend For Becoming Everton Manager

Ryan Sidle

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Liverpool Fan Says Rafa Benitez Will No Longer Be A Club Legend For Becoming Everton Manager

Rafa Benitez is on the verge of becoming the new Everton manager, and one Liverpool fan certainly isn't happy with the former Reds boss.


Benitez won the Champions League with Liverpool, in their extraordinary comeback against AC Milan in 2005, and was in charge at Anfield for six years from 2004 until 2010.

The Spaniard's love for the area has never gone away and now it looks like he could return to managing there, with Everton in serious talks about him replacing new Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.

It's certainly a controversial decision from those in charge at Goodison Park and it led to one Liverpool fan claiming the 61-year-old can no longer be considered a 'legend' at Anfield.

Steve called up talkSPORT to vent his anger, saying, "I'm absolutely disgusted...I think it's a disgrace! When [Jason] Cundy said Rafa would be a legend [at Liverpool], no chance."

The Madrid-born manager, who won La Liga with Valencia twice before moving to England, has certainly tested his legendary status with Liverpool fans before.

In November 2012 he moved to Chelsea, the Blues had been his biggest rivals during his spell in Merseyside, when the west London club were managed by Jose Mourinho.

Benitez's appointment at Stamford Bridge was more an issue for fans of Chelsea than Liverpool, but he did at least win some of them round with a Europa League win.

If the former Newcastle United manager is only worried about his reception at Anfield, there's reason for him to worry about his Everton home too. Another fan called up talkSPORT to show his anger at the potential appointment.

Everton appointed Ancelotti in December 2019, taking over from Marco Silva and after Duncan Ferguson had been interim manager for a few games.

The former Bayern Munich manager was a huge get for the Toffees but could only lead them to a 12th place finish in his first season.

Big things were expected in the last campaign when James Rodriguez was sensationally signed from Real Madrid. Despite James and the team starting well, they ended up finishing 10th and failed to qualify for European competitions.

Ancelotti did at least achieve a first win at Anfield since 1999 before leaving Merseyside to return to Real, and take over from Zinedine Zidane, who originally become Los Blancos boss when he took over from Benitez.

Can Benitez bring glory to Goodison Park?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Liverpool, Football, Rafa Benitez, Premier League, Everton

Ryan Sidle
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