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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

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #201

    Dear lord,
    Pint glasses aren’t cheap these days 😳

  • jazzyp

    Jun 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #202

    Any breaking news..??. What nothing..Really not a snippet.
    Nothing?? Zilch?? No monumental announcement.
    Wow I’m amazed at that

  • Adamn_92

    Jun 11, 2021 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #203

    Is it possible that the league may have already responded at an earlier date and we just haven’t heard anything about it? Or would it be updated on the CAT website?

  • Mund

    Jun 11, 2021 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #204

    Anyone thinking there was a monumental announcement should go take a cold shower

  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 11, 2021 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #205

    Been busy, back now.

    Jail, I hope that pint glass isn’t for the Gin 😆

    Solano and Munster, thanks for the info, glad I got my thoughts right, appreciate the confirmation.

    Lesh, no not more parties just restocking a depleted fridge.

    That’s it up to date, aaw just notice bus missed, sod it. 🙂

  • Andymax

    Jun 11, 2021 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #206

    Mund, yes they will have but they still need to put a case forward for the Cat to actually go ahead. After PL and Ashlie have submitted their cases then the judge will make a decision whether there’s a case to answer to.

  • Andymax

    Jun 11, 2021 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #207

    “It is believed that the Premier League will try to make an application today that the CAT claim should not go ahead.

    Ashley’s St James’ Holdings will get the chance to have their say on this, but that could take until the end of June or longer.”

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