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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

  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #161

    Nice new avatar (gravatar) Solano, Iโ€™m not good with the differences between Celtic languages, but they look like hurling sticks, so I assume youโ€™re part of our Irish contingent, didnโ€™t know that, good on you.

    If Iโ€™m wrong about the language and sticks (very possible), please correct me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Big day today, Jailโ€™s Ginโ€™s arriving! ๐Ÿ˜†

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #162

    Big day tomorrow, 2 x cases of beer and a litre of Gin arriving @ Cleveleys household, getting low @ moment, just about hanging on ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hurry up Morrisons, itโ€™s thirsty weather.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #163

    Bob,
    So is my new Bosch hedge trimmer ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #164

    Any footy news to talk about?

    Nah! – didnโ€™t think so.

    Have to come up with a new topic.

    I better not, it might upset a few. Someone else get the ball rolling and Iโ€™ll try to join in a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #165

    Solano, great avatar.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #166

    Haha, canโ€™t have power tools, did that already ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Solano slice

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #167

    Aye Bob thanks.
    That is the crest of the county I am from back in Ireland. Thought it was about time I gravatared.
    Iโ€™m not v good with computers so I was avoiding it. Surprisingly easy.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #168

    I predict that the Premier League will submit their documents or whatever they have to do at 16:59:59.
    I hope it gets stuck in their outbox and the Judge hammers them.

    3
  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #169

    Morning all, can I suggest an intervention?

    Surely I’m not the only one concerned by Jail getting a gin delivery the same day as his new hedge trimmer?

    One new toy at a time Jail. Pace yourself.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #170

    Howdy, Ibizatoon.

    1
  • Solano slice

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #171

    Trim responsibly, your drink deserves more respect than to be spilling while trimming

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #172

    Ron…That’s scary….exactly what it says at the top of my browser ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you’re keeping well.

    Blimey, first Euros game tonight. I guess I best check my team and didn’t just select players who have already been sent home. I suppose I could go anti-establishment and see if I can put together a team which gets 0 points. Mind, to fail at failing would really be something. I’m not sure I could handle that disappointment.

    1
  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #173

    Can someone give me an overview of where we are up to with the potential takeover and what the next steps are?

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #174

    Uncanny, Ibiza!

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #175

    Ibizatoon,
    This blog is unbelievably helpful. I’d never even thought about the implications of drinking a bottle of gin then going wild with an electric hedge trimmer.

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  • TheTinman

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #176

    Yes Jail.

    Next Generation Tsitsipas vs Zverev
    Old Guard Djokovic vs Nadal

    Two tight matches likely to be a good watch.

    ITV4

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #177

    AshLIE

    Today the league are going to try and claim that the CAT case doesn’t need to happen because arbitration is already happening. They have until 5 today to hand in documents etc to claim their case. We won’t hear about it for a few weeks most likely. Arbitration is due to start next month which could go on for god knows how long. Lots of speculation the league may try to settle out of court. Essentially, we have to keep on waiting until something official gets announced regarding either legal case.

    Probably explained that horribly but it’s basically still wait and hope ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • lesh

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #178

    AshLIE is a Joker

    Great idea to suggest the takeover as the topic for today. It’ll make a nice change.

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  • lesh

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #179

    Adamn_92

    @177

    AshLIE cast his line and, wow, a bite already.

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #180

    Lesh

    I’m a good Samaritan and wanted to lend a hand what can I say ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #181

    AshLIE is a Joker,
    Today is an historic day that you will never forget. Your soul shall be cleansed and you will be able to dream again. A dark cloud shall be lifted and the heavens will shine through. Geordies and adopted Geordies shall wear the
    VI โ€ข XII โ€ข MMXXI tattoo with pride.

    8
  • Mund

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #182

    Lesh

    Itโ€™s a blog anything can be said

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  • lesh

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #183

    Adamn_92

    @176

    Your summary’s near enough.

    I’d imagine that Ashley’s framed the CAT claim such that it’s focussed on the EPL’s behaviour during the OAD test process – causing the stall and thus the resulting loss or delay of the sale going through. The PIF-KSA link appears to be secondary and thus dealt with by Arbitration.

    So, if the CAT agrees with that view then the claim is heard.

    Now, enough of such claptrap, how about discussing something else.

    ๐Ÿ™„

    Cleveleysbob

    If you’re expecting a delivery of beers and more gin, can we assume there’s another birthday in Chateau Cleveleys? The dog’s or the budgie perhaps?

    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #184

    It was actually a genuine question as I have been a bit out of the loop. Thank you kindly for the responses.

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  • lesh

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #185

    Mund

    @181

    That’s a matter of opinion.

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Mund

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #186

    ๐Ÿ˜† some people canโ€™t let it go

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  • lesh

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #187

    Adamn_92

    @179

    Your beatification’ll be announced soon.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Mund

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #188

    AshLie

    All good mate you were clearly wanting to know were we are at no line was cast

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  • lesh

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #189

    Mund

    Tranquillo

    1
  • Adamn_92

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #190

    AshLIE, no worries. It’s all a bit confusing at the best of times, so if you haven’t been following or been out of the loop for a bit then i imagine it’s even more confusing!

    1
  • Adamn_92

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #191

    Lesh, had to look up what that means. Not something to do with music like I was hoping ๐Ÿ™‚

    1
  • Andymax

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #192

    I read somewhere that Ashlie has to put forward his case for CAT after the Premier league by the end of the month so I doubt we will hear anything within 2 weeks imo.

    2
  • lesh

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #193

    Adamn_92

    St Adamn_92 has a nice ring to it?

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  • Mund

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #194

    Andymax

    Do you think Ashleyโ€™s legal team will wait for the PL to respond before getting there own evidence together?

    IMO they will have the barrels loaded and ready to go on a moments notice

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #195

    Bob, that’s the Limerick GAA crest, features the hurley ( we’re a lot better at hurling than football) and gaelic football, the famous Treaty Stone ( well, famous over here !) and King John’s Castle , with a river ( Shannon) symbol as well. Nice one Solano, glad you like it Bob.

    1
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #196

    Just had a look at the Ed/Scythe Euro league and I’m third ๐Ÿ˜€
    Took a screen shot as a memento ๐Ÿ˜†

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #197

    Ashingtoon,
    Well done, with such a short format it’s vital to get off to a good start.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #198

    Somebody mentioned a You Tube downloaded anyone know how?

    0
  • Adamn_92

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #199

    Lesh

    Wouldn’t be the first time someone’s called me a Saint

    2
  • magicmac54

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #200

    Lets not forget the boys from County Armagh ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ On the subject of the devils buttermilk ill say Slainte to all you brilliant Toon fans everywhere on the planet. Catch you all laters guys back to work.

    https://youtu.be/3kLxldVxGz0

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