Rafa Benitez has already apologized for his remarks on Everton being a “little club.”
The news that Rafa Benitez is on his way to become Everton’s new manager has left Everton fans with mixed feelings.
The ECHO knows that the Spaniard is drawing closer to becoming Blues manager after passing Nuno Espirito Santo in the race for the job.
The Blues have been looking for a new manager since Carlo Ancelotti left for Real Madrid in mysterious circumstances at the beginning of this month, and the club has been taking its time in finding his replacement.
The Blues’ management is looking for their sixth permanent manager in eight years after Ancelotti’s abrupt exit.
However, it appears that they have found their man in former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez.
The 61-year-old has been unemployed since leaving Dalian Professional in China earlier this year, and he has expressed an interest in returning to the pinnacle of flight operations.
However, as expected, the call has not gone down well with all Evertonians, who have yet to forgive him for his remarks about Everton being a “little club” in 2007.
It’s a remark that Blues fans all around the country will never forget, and it’s one that’s constantly brought up whenever the 61-year-name old’s is discussed.
Benitez clarified what he meant by the claim when he joined Carragher on Monday Night Football in December 2019.
He told MNF, “I made a mistake when I stated it was a little club.” “I was going to argue that they are a little team because they only had one opportunity in this game.
“Liverpool supporters were ecstatic, while Everton supporters were furious. But rather than saying they were a little club, I preferred to say they were a small team.
“Some Evertonians come up to me and tell me about what I’ve done for the city, how we have the charity and all these things, so I have a wonderful relationship with the city, not just with Liverpool fans.”
Benitez has managed Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid, and Newcastle United since leaving Liverpool 11 years ago, in addition to a time in China.
And, as recently as last month, he stated that he is interested. The summary comes to a close.