The Spaniard has been unveiled in Gupson Park ahead of the latest candy campaign, replacing Carlo Insultity on a hot seat.
Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has been named Everton’s new permanent manager on a three-year deal.
Earlier this month, Gol reported that Benitez had a positive conversation With Toffees, who cooled their interest in former wolf boss Nono Esprito Santo, identified Spaniard as their number one target.
The Toffees have now officially unveiled Benitez at Godison Park ahead of their latest pre-season campaign. The 61-year-old returned to the Premier League for the first time since leaving Newcastle in 2019.
What has been said?
Speaking on Everton’s official website, Benitez said: “I am delighted to be joining Everton.
“Throughout this process, I have been impressed by the ambitions shown by the senior representatives at the club and the desire to succeed in this historic club.
“I am convinced that this is a club that is going from place to place. I am determined to play a big part in helping this great club achieve its goals.
Opposition from Everton supporters
A select group of Everton fans tried to fire Benitez earlier this week by hanging threatening banners near Viral’s home.
The message on the banner read, “We know where you live. Don’t sign ‘, But was widely condemned by Toffee’s supporters when he began circulating on social media.
Having served as Liverpool’s head coach between 2004 and 2010, he also hung banners outside club stadiums, including messages to make a name for himself in English football.
History of Benitez with Lenny Poole
Benitez led Liverpool to four trophies during his time at Anfield, he will initially be out of Valencia. , Including a stunning Champions League victory in 2005 and the FA Cup a year later.
He caused some controversy by referring to Everton as a “small club” after the 2007 Mercy side derby clash, but tried to clarify his reaction four years later in an interview: “I disrespect this club. “I wasn’t talking about the club, I was talking about their game.”
Benitez is now the first manager in history to take charge of both Liverpool and Everton, having been named to replace Carlo Ancelotti following his return to Real Madrid last month.
After leaving Anfield to take over Inter, Chelsea, Napoli and Real, Benitez left the Chinese company Dalian Professional in January.
He will now be helped to move to Everton for European qualification after a disappointing 10th place win in the 2020-21 Premier League season.