Troy Deeney responds when asked if Everton should appoint Rafa Benitez, thinks they should copy Liverpool

Troy Deeney has told TalkSPORT (Tuesday, Midday) that he would not back a move that would see Rafa Benitez end up at Everton. The Spaniard remains a front runner with talks ongoing, despite an angry backlash from Toffees supporters. He believes Everton need to copy Liverpool.

The Mail claim that Farhad Moshiri is set to ignore the opinions of Everton fans on social media and outside Goodison Park – and press on with an offer for Benitez. Of course, Benitez is regarded as an icon at Liverpool – helping the Reds win the Champions League. But he is currently without a club.

Asked if he would take Benitez at Everton despite his Liverpool past, Deeney responded. The Watford striker – who is out of contract at Vicarage Road this summer – states that he would not back a move. He believes Everton need to copy Liverpool, who gave Jurgen Klopp plenty of time.

“I don’t know if i’d back it,” Deeney said, when asked about Benitez. “Everton is a huge club. From the outside looking in, what is the process? They have a lot of players – but not a lot fit the system. They need a manager like Liverpool did – get rid of the dead wood. Give him five years, a project.”

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Everton need a manager quickly, but Benitez is not the answer amid Deeney comments

Deeney is absolutely bang on when stating Everton need to hire a manager that can provide the Toffees with a long-term project. Everyone knows what kind of style Benitez will impose, a defensive-minded 4-2-3-1 that was not dissimilar from Carlo Ancelotti’s stint. A younger, exciting gaffer is needed.

Instead, Everton need a manager that can show the Toffees where they need to be over the next five years. One that can bring in younger talent and get rid of the high-earning, past-it players such as James Rodriguez and Fabian Delph. Brighton’s Graham Potter would be perfect, for example.

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