Rafael Benitez has been sacked as Everton FC coach on Sunday and has been asked to vacate with immediate effect. His dismissal came after several poor runs from his team which was topped by their Saturday loss at Carrow Road to Norwich City.
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Benitez’s sack was confirmed via an announcement on the club’s website which reads;
“Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafael Benitez as first-team manager,” “Benitez, who joined Everton in June 2021, has left the club with immediate effect. “An update on a permanent replacement will be made in due course.”
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Everton fans had made clear their desire for Benitez to be axed during the limp loss at Norwich, which started with an early first half own goal by center back, Michael Keane.
They chanted for his dismissal and held up a banner reading ‘Benitez get out of our club’, while one supporter invaded the pitch in an attempt to confront the former Real Madrid boss.
Everton held an emergency board meeting on Saturday evening to discuss Benitez’s future, with the talks leading to his departure on Sunday. Benitez’s controversial appointment was a major gamble by Everton owner Farhad Moshiri.