- Everton are close to announcing Rafa Benitez as their new manager ahead of the 2021-22 Premier League season
- The Spaniard will take over from Carlo Ancelotti after penning a three year deal with the Merseyside outfit
- Benitez last managed Newcastle United before moving to China in 2019 and his experience will count for the Toffees
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Champions League-winning manager Rafa Benitez has been appointed as the new boss of Everton football club until the summer of 2024.
The Spanish-born tactician will replace Carlo Ancelotti at the Goodison Park on a three-year deal following the Italian's re-appointment as Real Madrid boss earlier this month.
Benitez's experience in the Premier League is probably one of the qualities that landed him the job having already managed Liverpool, Chelsea, and most recently Newcastle United in his career.
He has also spent time at Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and a few other top-five European League clubs before now.
Rafa has also won trophies almost everywhere he has gone to including the two league titles with Valencia and the Champions League with Liverpool.
Sky Sports report that the 61-year-old has been greeted with a mixed reaction from the Everton fanbase following the news he will become the club's next boss.
The publication revealed that a banner with the message "we know where you live, don't sign" was displayed near the manager's Merseyside home on Monday.
Benitez's arrival will come 11 years after he left Anfield, where he spent six years as Liverpool manager, winning the Champions League and FA Cup.
Meanwhile, sources claim the Toffees had lined up about eight names for the job before club owner Farhad Moshiri and the hierarchy decided on Benitez.
Brentford gain promotion to Premier League
Legit.ng earlier reported that Brentford will see English Premier League action in the 2021/2022 season after gaining promotion at the expense of Swansea on Saturday afternoon, May 29.
They put up a spectacular performance againt the Swans to lay their Wembley fears to rest and gain promotion to the Premier League.
In the 10th minute, Ivan Toney tucked home a penalty kick to put his side ahead early into the fixture after he was fouled in the box by Freddie Woodman.