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Everton fans discuss Wayne Rooney as manager reports emerge

A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to react to reports claiming that the Toffees hierarchy have Wayne Rooney on their radar should they decide to replace Rafa Benitez as manager.

Benitez looks to face an uncertain future at Goodison Park. Of course, his appointment was not met with universal praise with many Toffees fans not impressed with the Spaniard coming in.

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A bright start to the Premier League season brought Benitez some time. However, they have endured a torrid run of late. And the atmosphere has turned somewhat toxic in recent times. They have only won one of their last 10 top-flight games.

Benitez remains in place. And The Sun has reported that Farhad Moshiri wants to give him a chance to turn his fortunes around and succeed.

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But potential replacements are seemingly coming onto the radar. The report has claimed that unofficial communication has been made with Rooney. It would appear that he has a lot of admirers at his former club.

Rooney has done well in incredibly difficult circumstances at Derby. It is remarkable that they go into the second-half of the campaign with even the slightest chance of staying up after a 21-point deduction.

Nevertheless, it does appear that the large majority of Everton fans are not too excited about the prospect of Rooney replacing Rafa.

‘We get him, we get relegated’: Everton fans react to Wayne Rooney reports

It is clear that many are ready for a change in the dug-out. But plenty do not see Rooney as the right person to take the club forward. He still has a lot to prove before he takes a top-flight job. And thus, the Everton fans hope that the rumours come to nothing.

With that in mind, here is how some of the supporters have reacted to the links…

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