Farhad Moshiri finds himself in a no-win situation as Everton’s Rafael Benitez pursues him.


Farhad Moshiri finds himself in a no-win situation as Everton’s Rafael Benitez pursues him.

Rafael Benitez remains the man in charge as Everton search for a new manager.

Following the departure of Zinedine Zidane, the Blues were shocked by Carlo Ancelotti’s surprising decision to leave the club and return to Real Madrid at the start of the month.

Since then, several names have been connected to the Goodison Park job, with rumours this week that former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez had emerged as the front-runner.

From that moment forward, there has been a lot of debate among Everton fans over whether the club should go down the route of appointing the Spaniard.

And the situation in which Farhad Moshiri finds himself as a result of this information becoming public was discussed on our most recent Royal Blue Podcast.

Gavin Buckland joined host Phil Kirkbride to talk about how much the club’s owner should listen to the fans’ sentiments, and how he might find himself between a rock and a hard place in the coming days.

Gav, you indicated before that you must listen to your followers and take note of fan sentiment; how attentive is Farhad Moshiri to fan feeling?

Accepting that it’s unpopular, does he reconsider who he feels is the best candidate for the job, returning to the drawing board and delaying the process?

Or does he have the courage of his convictions and disregard the feeling, knowing that he is the right individual for the job and that this is the decision we’re making?

My point is that the football club is run by four or five people, with Farhad at the helm. A committee of 40,000+ people cannot make appointments or make decisions, but you must listen to them.

I’m just curious as to how you reach the right balance.

He’s in a predicament where he can’t win.

If he chooses Benitez, he will face the criticism we’ve already discussed. But if he doesn’t appoint him, you’ll be accused of picking the manager.

Do you have a poll based on the opinions of supporters? You’re accused of something. The summary comes to a close.


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