Ex-Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez sees odds SLASHED to take Premier League job

Former Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has been attracting plenty of support this week to take up the vacant spot at Everton.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 6:06 pm

Punters don’t seem put off that Rafa could return to English football at the home of his old club’s Merseyside rivals with BoyleSports cutting his odds into 2/1 from 12/1 on Thursday afternoon, the shortest price he has ever been for the job.

It’s still all about Nuno Espirito Santo however with Everton now in talks with the former Wolves boss after discussions with Crystal Palace came to an end. Nuno was backed into 6/4 from 12/1 earlier this week but has been cut further into 1/1.

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said: "Nuno Espirito Santo is now the new favourite at Even money from 12/1 but Rafa Benitez is a surprise contender to attract support with his chances now into 2/1 from 12/1 for a shock move to Goodison Park.”

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Here are the top contenders according to Boylesports:

Evans – Nuno Espirito Santo

2/1 – Rafa Benitez

10/3 – Christophe Galtier

4/1 – Graham Potter

8/1 – Eddie Howe

10/1 – Duncan Ferguson

14/1 – David Moyes

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