Rafael Benitez, the former Liverpool manager, has been appointed as Everton’s next manager on a three-year contract
Rafael Benitez signs a three-year contract with Everton after six years as manager of Merseyside rivals Liverpool, where he won the Champions League and FA Cup; Benitez says the Toffees are “a club that is going places.”
Rafael Benitez has been chosen as Everton’s new manager on a three-year contract.
After Carlo Ancelotti left on June 1 to return to Real Madrid, former Liverpool manager 61, takes over as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor at Goodison Park.
Everton said in a statement that the Spaniard’s hiring came after “a tough and wide-ranging recruitment process” involving “several interviews with different applicants” over the last three weeks.
Benitez remarked, “I am happy to be joining Everton.” “Throughout this process, I’ve been pleased by the club’s senior representatives’ ambition and desire to see this historic institution succeed.
“I believe this is a club with a lot of potential.” I’m committed to play a significant role in assisting this fantastic team in realising its goals.”
Clubs managed Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid, Newcastle, and most recently Dalian Professional of the Chinese Super League since leaving Liverpool in 2010.
On Monday, a menacing banner with the words “we know where you live, don’t sign” was hung near Benitez’s Wirral house, prompting a Merseyside Police inquiry.