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Ogbonna header enough as West Ham end Everton boss Benitez’s perfect home record

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA22 hits

West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna’s header ended Everton manager Rafael Benitez’s 100 per cent home record as David Moyes got the better of his old Merseyside adversary in a 1-0 Premier League victory at Goodison Park.The pair had previously met 15 times – 12 of those as managers on opposing sides of Stanley Park with the Spaniard then Liverpool boss – and Moyes had won ju...Full Story »

Rafael Benitez admits Everton were not good enough in Carabao Cup defeat

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2021 by PA28 hits

Everton manager Rafael Benitez admitted his team were not good enough in their Carabao Cup exit at QPR.The Championship side won 8-7 on penalties after an entertaining third-round tie ended 2-2 after 90 minutes.Jimmy Dunne thumped in the winning penalty after Tom Davies’ kick had been saved by goalkeeper Seny Dieng.Benitez said: “It’s always bad to go out, no matter how, but es...Full Story »

Rafa Benitez insists Everton are a work in progress after second-half collapse

Posted Sunday, September 19, 2021 by PA33 hits

Boss Rafa Benitez insisted Everton remain a work in progress after the Toffees’ collapse at Aston Villa.They shipped three goals in nine second-half minutes to fall to a 3-0 defeat on Saturday.Matty Cash sparked a goalrush as Lucas Digne’s own goal and Leon Bailey’s strike condemned the visitors to defeat.Matty Cash (right) opened the scoring (Tim Goode/PA)It ended Everton&rsqu...Full Story »

Rafael Benitez: Everton scoring first would be easier for my health

Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by PA22 hits

Everton manager Rafael Benitez admits it would be better for his health if his side could score goals before they concede after a thrilling 3-1 comeback win at home to Burnley.The hosts looked battered and beaten after Ben Mee’s headed opener just after half-time only for a crazy 379-second period to turn the match on its head as Michael Keane and new signings Andros Townsend and Demarai G...Full Story »

Andros Townsend’s stunner keeps Everton flying under Rafael Benitez

Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by PA22 hits

Rafael Benitez’s golden touch as new Everton manager continued as his side produced a remarkable comeback with three goals inside seven minutes to beat Burnley 3-1 at Goodison Park.While the Spaniard’s two predecessors Marco Silva and Carlo Ancelotti struggled, and ultimately failed, to instil a spirit into the side which prevented them winning league matches from losing positions, t...Full Story »

Rafael Benitez warns Moise Kean to keep his discipline

Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by PA21 hits

Rafael Benitez has ordered Moise Kean to keep his emotions in check on the field after the Italian striker saw red on a rare start for Everton in their 2-1 Carabao Cup victory at Huddersfield.An Everton side featuring nine changes from the team that were held to a 2-2 draw at Leeds at the weekend looked to be up against it when Alex Iwobi’s goal was cancelled out by Tom Lees before Kean wa...Full Story »

Rafael Benitez vows to ‘fight’ for every Everton point after Southampton victory

Posted Sunday, August 15, 2021 by PA20 hits

Everton manager Rafael Benitez insists he will do a “proper” job at the club and does not have to win over doubting fans after a 3-1 victory over Southampton got his controversial reign up and running in style.The former Liverpool boss has faced opposition from a section of the support because of his association with the red half of the city and his “small club” comments ...Full Story »

Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are interested in Olympics star Rafa Mir

Posted Monday, August 02, 2021 by Marca.com44 hits

It has been a good summer for Rafa Mir. The forward has impressed in each of his outings at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and his performances culminated in a hat-trick from the bench as La Roja booked their place in the semi-finals by beating Ivory Coast last time out. Immediately after coming on, Rafa Mir scored a stoppage time equaliser to force extra time, before scoring twice in the additio...Full Story »

Liverpool legend Gerrard: I'd never take Everton job; not surprised Benitez did

Posted Saturday, July 24, 2021 by ESPN72 hits

Steven Gerrard has told ESPN it was "never a possibility" that he would leave his job as Rangers manager to take charge of Everton, but admits he was not surprised by Rafael Benitez's decision to move to Goodison Park following Carlo Ancelotti's departure for Real Madrid. Former Liverpool captain Gerrard will go head-to-head with Ancelotti at Ibrox on Sunday as Real travel to Glasgow to face Ra...Full Story »

Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez becomes new Everton manager

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2021 by ESPN49 hits

Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has been appointed as new manager of Merseyside rivals Everton. The 61-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Premier League club and replaces Carlo Ancelotti, who made a shock return to Real Madrid on June 1. Sources told ESPN earlier this month that Benitez was in talks to take charge at Goodison Park but faced competition from Robe...Full Story »

Rafa Benitez agrees three-year Everton deal with confirmation imminent despite fan anger

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2021 by hits

Rafa Benitez has agreed a three-year deal to become Everton boss. The Spaniard could be confirmed on Wednesday as Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement. Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has pushed ahead with the appointment despite anger from some fans about bringing in the former Liverpool boss. The 61-year-old's appointment will be hugely controversial as he managed their bitter ri...Full Story »

Rafael Benitez: Everton set to appoint former Liverpool manager as Carlo Ancelotti's replacement

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2021 by Skysports.com49 hits

Benitez expected to sign deal as Everton's new manager in the next few days, with Toffees hoping to confirm his arrival early next week; Spaniard spent six years at Everton's rivals Liverpool, winning the Champions League and FA Cup Rafael Benitez is set to be appointed as Everton's new manager next week after the former Liverpool boss agreed key aspects of his contract with the club. The Sp...Full Story »

RAF SURPRISE Rafa Benitez on brink of shock deal to take over at Everton with Liverpool icon set to replace Carlo Ancelotti

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2021 by hits

The Spaniard, 61, was most recently manager of Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional but left in January. Liverpool's Champions League-winning legend Rafa Benitez is on the verge of joining Everton Credit: AP:Associated Press Benitez spent six years in charge of Everton’s local rivals and famously led the Reds to Champions League glory in Istanbul back in 2005. Now he looks set ...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Everton mull Benitez appointment

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2021 by Goal.com128 hits

Zurich hire Breitenreite as head coachZurich have hired Andre Breitenreiter as their next manager, revealing a two-year contract for the German on their official social media feed. Breitenreiter last managed at Hannover in 2019. De Gea expects Man Utd stayDavid De Gea expects to stay at Manchester United through the summer despite intense speculation that he is set to leave, claims The Sun. ...Full Story »

Rafa Benitez set to be named new Celtic boss after quitting £12m-a-year job at Dalian Pro with Neil Lennon on brink

Posted Monday, January 25, 2021 by hits

RAFA BENITEZ is reportedly set to become Celtic's new manager. Neil Lennon is fighting to save his job at Parkhead having fallen a whopping 23 points behind arch-rivals Rangers at the top. Rafa Benitez is reportedly heading to take charge of Celtic And according to The Mirror, Benitez is 'in the frame' to replace Lennon in the hot seat. It would, of course, see him lock horns against his for...Full Story »

Newcastle United have four managers on wishlist as new name emerges alongside Rafa Benitez

Posted Thursday, May 07, 2020 by hits

Newcastle United news: There are four managers on the wishlist of the new owners (Image: GETTY/GUILLEM BALAGUE YOUTUBE) Newcastle United have added RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann to their managerial wishlist. Newcastle United's prospective new owners have four managers on their wishlist for when their takeover is complete, says European football expert Guillem Balague. Current Newcastle ...Full Story »

The lie Maxi Rodriguez told Benitez in order to join Liverpool

Posted Wednesday, April 01, 2020 by Marca.com98 hits

Maxi Rodriguez earned the wrath of Rafa Benitez early on in his Liverpool career after having to admit that he lied to the coach in order to seal the move. The Argentine joined the English side from Atletico Madrid after informing Benitez that he was able to speak English and that integrating into the dressing room wouldn't be a problem. "Rafa told me it was very important for everyone to sp...Full Story »

Neymar covers photo of Gabigol with tape after Brazilian starts dating his sister Rafaella

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2019 by hits

NEYMAR has posted a photo with Gabigol's face blocked out of a poster after his Brazil strikepartner began dating his sister Rafella Santos. PSG superstar Neymar has famously been free to celebrate Rafella's birthday in March five years running, due to injuries or suspension. Neymar posted this image with Gabigol's face in the background poster covered outCredit: Instagram / @neymarjr Gabigol...Full Story »

Jose Gomes hails ‘special powers’ of Reading goalkeeper Rafael Cabral

Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PA77 hits

Rafael Cabral’s “special powers” came to the fore, according to manager Jose Gomes, after the goalkeeper inspired Reading to a 4-2 penalty shootout win over Wycombe in the Carabao Cup.Cabral saved from both Nick Freeman and Fred Onyedinma as Reading bagged a second-round tie with Plymouth following the 1-1 draw at Adams Park.Alex Samuel threatened a shock for the League One sid...Full Story »

Newcastle’s Lee Charnley tells fans Rafa Benitez moved to China ‘for money’ in Arsenal programme

Posted Monday, August 12, 2019 by 101 GREAT GOALS207 hits

Newcastle's Lee Charnley savages Rafa Benitez In the Newcastle programme for Sunday's Premier League match against Arsenal, Lee Charnley has tried to change the narrative around St. James' Park. Newcastle fans have reportedly turned their backs on their club after another disappointing summer. Amid reports of a protest against Arsenal, in which fans will stay away from the ground, Newcastle...Full Story »

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