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TBR View: Everton's reported decision will have the Goodison Park faithful venting their fury

Everton are close to the appointment of Rafa Benitez as manager, according to Sky Sports.

The publication is claiming that the former Liverpool man was the number choice for the Blues.

Benitez has been out of work since he left his position with Chinese side Dalian Yifang in January.

The 61-year-old has a massive history with a few Premier League teams. He took charge of the red-half of Merseyside from betwen 2004 and 2010, lifting the Champions League in 2005.

Benitez has also managed Chelsea and Newcastle United to their own successes. The Blues won the 2013 Europa League, whilst the Geordies earned promotion back to the top-flight back in 2017.

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Everton have also been in talks with former Wolves man Nuno Espirito Santo, whilst David Moyes was a candidate.

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Close to riots: Everton supporters will need appeasment amid Benitez appointment as manager

The news that a legendary Liverpool figure is sure to have many supporters foaming at the mouth.

It’s not always as easy as ‘forgive and forget’ for most football fans in this country. Never mind one of the most loyal set of supporters in the Goodison Park faithful.

Benitez is an almost heroic figure at Anfield with his Champions League and FA Cup victories.

And he wasn’t shy of letting the Blues supporters know what he thought about the club.

The former Real Madrid coach famously labelled Everton a ‘small club’ back in 2007. And as mentioned, it’s not as easy as ‘forgive and forget’.

Those comments are likely stuck in the mind of most fans who are likely to vent their anger at the coach.

You just have to take a look at how badly his temporary spell with Chelsea went back in 2012/2013.

Following the sacking of Roberto di Matteo, Benitez took the reigns on a temporary basis until the end of the season.

The Chelsea fans brought banners into Stamford Bridge most games to vent their fury at his appointment. At the height of the rivalry between Liverpool and the London club, the coach labelled Didier Drogba a diver.

Everton fans will need to be appeased following news the club are close to the appointment of Benitez. It’s a risky choice that could go sideways if he doesn’t retain the full support of the

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