Everton have confirmed the sacking of manager Rafa Benitez following their latest defeat at Norwich.
The Spaniard was appointed as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor and was immediately met with a hostile reception by Toffees supporters due to his old links with Liverpool.
Despite a bright start to the season which saw them win three of their opening four Premier League games, Everton have since slumped in dramatic fashion and currently 15th in the table.
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The club statement on the sacking read:
“Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafa Benitez as First Team manager.
“Benitez, who joined Everton in June 2021, has left the Club with immediate effect.
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“An update on a permanent replacement will be made in due course.“