Benitez claimed Liverpool tie was the reason for his Everton failure

Tue 20 September 2022 | 9:11

The Spanish head coach was in charge of Everton for only 6 months and now he explained the reasons for his failure at Goodison Park.

Rafael Benitez claimed that it was impossible to lead


due to his history at


and the old rivalry between the two teams.

Benitez was in charge of Liverpool between 2004 and 2010 and won the Champions League, FA Cup and European Super Cup with this team. The Spanish head coach took over the leadership of Everton in July 2021, but he was only able to last 6 months on the team's bench and was fired due to the poor results he obtained and the rising protests of the fans. Now he explained the reasons for his failure at Goodison Park in an interview with Sky Sports.

He said: 

"At the time Everton came in with the offer, I knew I would give my best and do everything to try to improve things. I knew it could be difficult because I was at Liverpool, so maybe I couldn't make some decisions. It was very clear for us at the beginning.

"I had a meeting with a head of one of the departments and I asked him 'do you think everything is fine?' He said 'yeah, everything is perfect.' I thought '£600m had been spent, it cannot be perfect when the owners aren't happy and the fans are not happy.'

"So I realised we had to change things inside, but I couldn't do it straight away because I was a former Red and it could be seen as 'oh, he's come in to change our club'.

"In another club, I would have made those decisions. I did it in the past, because you know very clearly that is the way to improve, but there at Everton I couldn't do it."

source: SportMob

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