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Everton Gauge Benitez Interest As Report In Turkey Claims Fatih Terim Offered Position



Late yesterday, there were multiple reports linking Rafa Benitez to the open Everton job. That, of course, would be a shocking appointment considering Benitez’s close ties to Liverpool, where he managed from 2004 to 2010.

There has never been a manager to take the reins of both clubs. Benitez continues to live on Merseyside and has openly admitted his desire to return to the Premier League. However, Everton seems like the one Premier League club that Rafa would rule out managing.

The claim is that Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has reached out to Benitez, and other available managers, to gauge his interest in the position. Moshiri was recently forced into a managerial search when Carlo Ancelotti abruptly left to return to Real Madrid.

His top targets were ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and West Ham manager David Moyes. Everton moved on from Espirito Santo, who was also in talks with Crystal Palace before those broke down earlier this week.

David Moyes has a storied history at Goodison Park and has worked wonders with West Ham. However, Moshiri will only speak to Moyes if granted permission by the West Ham board. So Benitez is now part of a second tier of candidates that includes Lille’s Christoph Galtier and Brighton’s Graham Potter.

Sport Witness has cited a report from Turkish outlet Fotospor that Everton have made an offer to Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim, who has also managed the Turkish National team on three separate occasions.

As far as Benitez agreeing to join Everton, I’ll believe it when I see it. The logistics would be perfect for the Spaniard but the emotional turmoil seems too great. The problem that Rafa could face is the jobs are beginning to dry up with Wolves recently appointing Bruno Lage as their next manager.


207 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Steve Bruce Everton! Your best bet is Steve Bruce!!!!

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Never heard of him.
    Who are ya.
    Who are ya.
    GWH if PIF get to own us I don’t know whether they will be able to bid for TV rights.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Please say you’ll take Brucie Everton! We need rid of him and he’s absolutely brilliant as a man manager! You’ll love him to bits!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #4

    You take Brucie and we’ll have Rafa. How does that sound? It’s a win-win. I’m so glad I thought of it……

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  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Carson

    The bid if made mate will come from a separate company made up for that exact purpose, can’t remember the name but they already have one set up, the one that got knocked back for the Champions league rights.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Right then let’s spruce wor Brucie up before he sends in his application. Now, errm we don’t want to exaggerate too much but how about something like: “Steve Bruce, man of action, highly experienced, winner of 7 LMA Manager of the Year awards, Hero of the Somme, Battle of Britain, and D-Day! Don’t pass up this chance to get the World’s Greatest Living Football Manager (WGLFM). Please reply immediately. Postage required.

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Bruno Lage
    Join the blog in our next saga.
    To find out which is the best lager.
    That was drank by your father.
    Or whatever you’d rather.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #8

    A shell company is an excellent way for PIF to move forward. Base the company in the Honduras and use some fake ID to set it up. Bring in a couple of hard line phones and a teletype and fax machine. Use fake accents and deny knowing anything about PIF. Should work.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Have you got that offer letter to Steve Bruce out yet Everton? He’s in big demand. I wouldn’t wait if I were you.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #10

    I can be available to handle the details of the new PIF offer. I work cheap. My business address is also in the Honduras by coincidence.

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #11

    I know who you mean Mund the name escapes me at the moment but try to keep it NUFC related won’t you.

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  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Sorry Carson didn’t mean to upset the apple cart
    🙁

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Anyway where’s Nick De WorBco today I’m interested to see how he has his baguette cut.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #14

    I hear we’re very interested in re-signing Gabby Obertan now that he’s been released by his latest club. He would have to do some lawn and garden work for Mikey on the side (minimum wage, no benefits) but it looks very promising.

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Mund think it was gin the main topic today but seeing as you’re talking about apples I prefer pear cider meself.
    😀

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Shefki Kuqi?

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Mr T as you clearly don’t read what you write, mind neither does anyone else 😉

    Here’s what you wrote,

    Disgraceful when you think we allowed corruption and it was the Yanks who started bringing the crooks to book. A junior football nation.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #18

    I don’t mean to be a name dropper but apparently we’re also trying to re-sign Shefki Kuqi. It’s about time.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Gabby Obertan looks even more like Squidward now than he used to if that’s possible.

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  • mctoon

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Pretty sure Sir Bobby wanted Fatih Terim to manage us at one point.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Is there any truth to the rumour that PIF are just going to buy England instead of NUFC? It seems more convenient to me. Hire Boris as your head of PR. Bring in a Saudi as head man. Get things done properly this time.

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  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #22

    I don’t mind cider now but loved it as a young lad!

    Bottle of white shite (white lighting) or a bottle of Pulse, can’t go wrong for a squid, always accompanied by a big bottle of Orange 20/20. Also partial for a bottle of Bellabrusco ah the days 😎

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Would Fatih be mad enough to try working for Mikey? Possibly he’s had a mental breakdown recently and we’re getting him at his most vulnerable. Isn’t that how Mikey bought the club? Wait for people to get ill and then weasel in?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #24

    Would PIF accept Mikey staying on as Club Fool if they do buy the club? For the right wage he would be happy to dance around at all club functions. Guest appearances by Lee Chumpley.

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  • Great White Hunter

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #25

    Carson80, your probably right, but if PIF owns us, and Saudi Arabia,MBS are separate! No problem….wink, wink say no more….

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #26

    20/20 that brings back memories.
    Just on a bottle of Jegermeister to toast the good times you know footy, tunes and other stuff wink wink.
    Am I the only one who can’t be arsed with England, not had a bond with them since Euro 96.
    Anyway apologies none of that was to do with NUFC.

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #28

    GWH it’s OK me and Mund have sussed it, they’re going to bid for the rights using someone neither of us have the clue who they are.
    AIN’T ALCOHOL BRILLIANT.

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  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Carson 😆

    On fire today mate

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  • Online Guy

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Advice for the Premier League ..Skip Ashley’s litigation and personal claim re Competition laws.. and pass the takeover as there is not one unfit and not proper person involved, by the prem’s criteria, they are all honourable men, and like I said 2 weeks back before I received a few barbs from just 2 here telling me i was wrong about the piracy, read and listen, but most of all read with a balanced mindset and without prejudice.

    They are a long way down the road of resolving any piracy issues remaining.

    In turn that will hopefully negate the arbitration..equates to no dirty washing for the prem in the public domain.

    If litigation and arbitration go ahead then can the prem have any say on the separation of PIF and Saudi Royal Family ?

    I mean the Premier league and their Brains trust are not exactly invited members of Mensa..so how can they deduce and just surmise that KSA and PIF are one and the same and in turn have jurisdiction and the say so on the PIF financial whizz kids and investors who do a job independently, financially, from the Royal Family.

    Get it done Premier League ..Why bother with Competition case ? drop it now by passing the takeover and it will automatically stop the arbitration.

    Everyones a winner.

    Its we Supporters that suffer the most.

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  • Great White Hunter

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Yes Mund, Carson is on fire….. canny crack tonight, ha ha, quick change of subject….but sadly I,m not excited about the Euros tomorrow, hopefully once it starts I might get sucked into it etc…. if I drink enough Stella !

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  • Online Guy

    Jun 10, 2021 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Should also pose the question, are the independent arbitrators fully independent ?

    The chairman of the 3 individuals that make up the panel has took the prems shilling may times past in working for them ..(millions in Legal costs and wage to the Chair of said arbitration panel)

    Can he be truly independent and without natural bias.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 10, 2021 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Heard it all – VAR lines are going to be thicker next season to end armpit off-sides

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #34

    GWH nowt better than alcohol to draw you into a big football tournament.
    I’ll be round yours tomorrow night with a couple litre bottles of vodka.

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #35

    Charlie in Gallowgate them lines are nothing to do with offside, they’re going to be thicker because there will be more of us watching games in the pub and they’ll be easier to see with all the drinking.

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  • jane

    Jun 10, 2021 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #36

    the transfer window is open but no Premier league team has signed a player yet.

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  • Great White Hunter

    Jun 10, 2021 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Your more than welcome Carson, 2 bottles of Vodka, are you not having a drink ! Ok then you can share my Stella…….
    Lol

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2021 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #38

    G2

    You forgot to mention that he ploughs the straightest furrow in the west!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2021 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Wonder if we could go for a whole day without the T/O being mentioned!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2021 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #40

    Has Miggy had his jabs, as he is going to be playing in one of the worst affected most irresponsible country’s re. covid in the world.

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