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Rafael Benitez still in frame for Everton job despite fan backlash?

Rafael Benitez still in frame for Everton job?
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Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is reportedly still the frontrunner to become the next Everton boss, despite a backlash from angry Toffees supporters.

Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is reportedly still in the frame to become Everton's next manager despite backlash from fans.

After it was reported that Everton owner Farhad Moshiri had held talks with the Spaniard, a number of Everton supporters expressed their angry feelings towards Benitez by putting up banners outside Goodison Park.

During his six-year spell with the Reds of Merseyside, Benitez won the club their fifth Champions League title and mostly angered Toffees supporters by calling Everton a small club in 2007.

However, The Mirror reports that Everton are still pursuing a deal for Benitez despite it being reported earlier this week that Moshiri had ended talks because of the protests from fans.

Benitez would become the first manager to have been in charge of both Merseyside clubs and it is believed that the 60-year-old is confident that he can win over the Goodison Park faithful.

Benitez last managed in the Premier League between 2016 and 2019 when he was at the helm at Newcastle United.

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· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
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· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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