Jordan names seven potential Benitez replacements at Everton

Date published: Monday 17th January 2022 4:19 - Jason Soutar

Simon Jordan with Teddy Sheringham

Simon Jordan has called for “stability” at Everton whilst naming seven managers who could replace Rafael Benitez at Goodison Park.

A 2-1 defeat against lowly Norwich City on Saturday means the Toffees have now lost nine of their last 13 Premier League matches.

And Everton announced their decision to fire former Liverpool manager Benitez with a statement on their website.


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The short statement read: “Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafael Benitez as First Team manager.

“Benitez, who joined Everton in June 2021, has left the Club with immediate effect. An update on a permanent replacement will be made in due course.”

The Merseyside club have been linked with former manager Roberto Martinez, who was sacked in 2016.

As well as Martinez, ex-player Wayne Rooney and Brighton head coach Graham Potter are also in the mix, according to reports.

And former Crystal Palace owner Jordan has mentioned some other names Everton should be looking at, including Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper.

“They should be looking at Sean Dyche. They should be looking at Frank Lampard,” he said on talkSPORT (quotes via Nottingham Post).

“There’s no reason for David Moyes to go back to Everton unless West Ham don’t give him what he’s entitled to, which is more support.

“They should be looking at nicking Patrick Vieira off Crystal Palace, if they are able to.

“They should be looking at Steve Cooper, and seeing the job he’s doing at Nottingham Forest and the job he did at Swansea.

“They should be looking and saying, can we get (Erik) ten Hag. Have we got that kind of ambition?

“They should look at Graham Potter. Can they get those sort of guys.

“And they should also give consideration in the conversation to Wayne Rooney. I don’t think he’s anywhere near ready, and I don’t think his backroom staff are strong enough to be able to give him the support and guidance going into what should be a very big and powerful Premier League club.

“All of those conversations should happen, and they should be all looked at and assessed in the realms as to what they would represent at Everton, what they can bring to Everton.

“But the most important thing now is some stability.”

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