Former Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez 'on the verge' of sealing Premier League return with Everton

Former Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is reportedly on the brink of sealing a Premier League return with Everton.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 7:55 pm
Rafa Benitez is closing in on a Premier League return with Everton. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The Spaniard has been out of management since January after leaving his role at Chinese Super League side Dalian Pro.

Benitez moved to China when his contract at St James’s Park expired in the summer of 2019.

He became a much-loved figure with the United fanbase during his three-and-a-half years as he guided the club to the Championship title and challenged Mike Ashley’s controversial ownership.

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The 61-year-old has been open in his desire to manage in England’s top-flight again – and that is looking ever likely to be at Everton

Indeed, it is a controversial move on Merseyside given the 60-year-old’s success at Liverpool, where he won the Champions League and FA Cup.

The Toffees have been searching for a new manager following Carlo Ancelotti’s unexpected return to La Liga giants Real Madrid.