Rafael Benitez sacked as Everton manager

Rafael Benitez paid the price for a dismal run of nine defeats in Everton's last 13 league matches. (AP)
Rafael Benitez paid the price for a dismal run of nine defeats in Everton's last 13 league matches. (AP)

By AFP

Published: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 12:26 AM

Rafael Benitez was sacked as Everton manager on Sunday after just 200 days in charge of the struggling Premier League club.



Benitez was an unpopular appointment in June last year after his long spell with Everton’s Merseyside rivals Liverpool.

The Spaniard paid the price for a dismal run of nine defeats in Everton’s last 13 league matches, culminating in a 2-1 loss at lowly Norwich on Saturday.

“Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafael Benitez as first-team manager,” a club statement said.


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