Everton considering Rafael Benitez as a replacement for Ronald Koeman?

Everton consider move for Rafael Benitez?
© SilverHub
Everton reportedly include Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez on a list of possible replacements for manager Ronald Koeman.

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has reportedly emerged as a surprise managerial target for Everton.

The Toffees have endured a disappointing start to the season, with the club sitting in 16th place in the Premier League table and having failed to with either of their group fixtures in the Europa League.

Ronald Koeman has been left trying to save his job at Goodison Park but according to The Sun, Everton are already considering potential replacements for Dutchman.

Benitez - who has previously enjoyed a stellar spell at Everton's Merseyside rivals Liverpool - is said to be a realistic option for the club's hierarchy if Koeman does not instigate a return to form in the near future.

The Spaniard is attempting to reestablish Newcastle as a top-10 club in the first tier of English football, but the 57-year-old still has a house on Merseyside and may be attracted to the funds on offer to turn Everton into a team who can compete for a Champions League place.

Benitez has been with Newcastle since March 2016, recording 39 wins from 72 matches in all competitions.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman watches on during his side's Europa League clash with Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017
Read Next:
Koeman: 'Everton showed real character'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account