‘Take him out of our football club’ – Everton fans demand dismissal of manager Rafa Benitez
Without a win in Seven and sitting in a dismal 15th place, Rafa Benitez’s status as manager of Everton Football Club couldn’t be hotter.
Rafa Benitez’s appointment as Everton manager in June sparked huge controversy due to his ties to rival club Liverpool as fans protested his arrival – around seven months later the mood is still the same.
Despite overseeing a promising start to reign that saw the Spaniard nominated for Manager of the Month after a three-game unbeaten start in August, the Benitez Toffees are currently in the middle of a seven-game streak. without victory.
Everton are coming off a disappointing 3-2 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion at Goodison Park last weekend which saw them plumetted in 15th place in the league – eight points behind the dreaded relegation zone.
The atmosphere around the club grows increasingly hostile, with boos and taunts from Toffee fans evident at the final whistle of more or less every game for the past few months.
The ex-Newcastle blunderer is feeling the pressure and is currently the favorite to become the next Premier League manager to be given his marching orders.
The main favorites to take the Spaniard’s place in the hot seat are the childhood Evertonian and current Derby County manager Wayne Rooney (7/2) and Premier League icon and former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard.
Everton fans have taken to social media to voice their frustrations with the clubs’ current plight, calling for Rafa Benitez to be removed from his post.
However, Rafa Benitez is still Everton’s manager and hopes to turn things around when his side travel to Hull City in the FA Cup on Saturday before hosting Leicester City in the Premier League next Tuesday.