Rafa Benítez in Everton is already history. The Spanish coach has been sacked, following a 2-1 loss to Norwich City, which confirms a negative trend in terms of results in his six months in charge of the team.
The decision leaves few questions because not only was it losing against the colero, but a consistent game was never found, which proves the fans right, who from the first moment rejected their arrival.
Everton reached the last stage of the Premier League after six straight defeats and without a goal since November, which meant only one win in their last 13 league games and dangerously close to the relegation zone (six points away, in box 16) .
The same Saturday night Everton bosses made the decision and this Sunday they confirmed it with a brief statement: “Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafael Benítez as first team manager”.
Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafael Benitez as first team manager.
— Everton (@Everton) January 16, 2022
In this way the Spaniard leaves, who arrived in June 2021 and in one of his first decisions showed the exit door to James Rodríguez, a player who in a year left good feelings but did not have more continuity due to problems physical.
Benítez had several crosses with players, the most notorious being that of Lucas Digne, a definitive man in the Ancelotti era but who ended up leaving the club for Aston Villa.
Now Yerry Mina and his teammates await the decision of the replacement, in a crisis situation that began to take shape just with the departure of the Italian DT.