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Angry Everton Fans Unveil Shocking Banner Near Rafa Benitez's House Ahead Of His Appointment

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Angry Everton Fans Unveil Shocking Banner Near Rafa Benitez's House Ahead Of His Appointment

A section of angry Everton fans have urged Rafa Benitez to not take the managerial vacancy by warning him, 'We know where you live' in a banner unveiled near his house.

Benitez was, of course, long-time manager of Everton's rivals Liverpool, who he won four trophies with - including the FA Cup and Champions League.

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The Spaniard has since managed the likes of Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid and Newcastle but his connection to Liverpool remains strong and he still has a home on Merseyside.

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Strong reports indicate that Benitez is on the verge of replacing Carlo Ancelotti as Everton manager and plenty of Toffees fans are opposed to the appointment.

Image: PA
Image: PA

On Monday, a banner which read "we know where you live. Don't sign," was hung not too far from where Benitez lives with his wife and two daughters.

The banner, and specifically the message it displays, has been widely condemned by Everton supporters and interestingly, appears to be having the opposite intended effect of getting fans on Benitez's side.

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Many have branded it "disgraceful" and "embarrassing".

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That being said, further anti-Benitez banners have also been shared in other locations as some Everton fans make it clear they don't want a manager with ties to Liverpool in charge at Goodison Park.

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In 2007, while manager of Liverpool, Benitez was quoted as calling Everton "a small club" in comments that those on the blue half of Merseyside have not forgotten.

"I made a mistake when I said it was a small club," Benitez said on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football in 2019, clarifying his statement.

"What I wanted to say was they are a small team because in this game I remember they had one chance.

"Liverpool fans were happy and the Evertonians were upset. But I didn't want to say they were a small club, I wanted to say they were a small team.

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"Some Evertonians they come to me and say about what I did for the city, we have the charity, and all these things, so I have a very good connection with the city, not just the Liverpool fans."

Topics: Football, Everton

Josh Lawless
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