Rafael Benitez is expected to be announced as Everton’s new manager today.
manager has been chosen as successor to
, who returned toReal Madrid
on June 1, after he agreed to sign a three-year-deal at Goodison Park.
The official announcement is all that remains to seal an appointment that has received a mixed reaction from Everton supporters.
Several banners were hung up outside Goodison Park protesting atEverton
's move for Benitez, while Police are investigating a banner near Benitez’s Merseyside home reading "We Know Where You Live - Don't Sign".
was in charge at Anfield for six years and led the club to the Champions League and FA Cup glory.
He had short spells in different clubs including
, and most recently Chinese Super League side
Santo was in Everton’s radar but Benitez became the favorite for the role after holding several rounds of talks with the club board.
Everton will hostSouthampton
in their first game of 2021-22 campaign, with the Premier League set to start on August 14-15.
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