Rafael Benitez has been sacked as Everton manager following the 2-1 defeat at Norwich City – a result which extended a dismal run to just 1 win in 13 games.
Having lost 9 of the last 13 Premier League matches, Benitez leaves Everton sat 15th in the Premier League table, just six points above the relegation zone.
Rafael Benitez is the sixth manager to depart since majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri bought shares in Everton in February 2016, following Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce, Marco Silva and Carlo Ancelotti out the door.
Official Club Statement;
Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafael Benitez as First Team manager.
Benitez, who joined Everton in June 2021, has left the Club with immediate effect.
An update on a permanent replacement will be made in due course.