I think you're overstating it, I know plenty of Blues who think Rafael is a good manager and would be prepared to move on. On the other hand I know plenty who don't consider him to be a good manager, but would still be prepared to accept him and try to move on (I include myself in this category). There is obviously a core who will be strongly opposed, but I don't see a 'major rupture'.I'm not talking about revenue and boycotts. Ilm talking about ground protests and the use of social media to create turmoil.
The appointment of Benitez will cause a major rupture.
Everton don’t have day trippers though, or only a few at a push.
The club will lose match going fans over this. They may not come back.
“No ones arsed about them, we have a waiting list etc”
It’s a massive, massive mistake.
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If it is benitez my seat goes empty for the duration.
If I do sell it back to the club I'm doing it at the last minute to reduce the chance of them selling it on each time.
His future will be dictated by the team’s results. Moshiri isn’t necessarily a patient man and if Benitez doesn’t improve on last season then he’ll be under huge pressure.
He gets less slack because of his past.the question is, what does doing badly amount to? I would suggest doing badly for the FSW would be considered perfectly acceptable for the likes of say Ancelotti in the eyes of the fans.
My only concern re. any new Manager is how we get around FFP. Wanting 'unlimited' funds surely cannot be a pre-requisite if we are hamstrung by financial restrictions otherwise Uncle Alister would just sign off on £200m plus and say 'there you go my boy, get us the best in the World...and keep the change'.You can easily imagine Conte saying I want unlimited backing in the transfer market before he’d even sit down to discuss terms.
CV wise, Benitez has the best out of all those seriously linked to the job. I don’t think Conte was ever seriously in the running at all.
My major concerns are that he’s an extremely divisive figure and that he’s no longer at the peak of his powers. The RS get guys like Benitez and Klopp when they’re at their absolute best. We’ve appointed Ancelotti and now likely Benitez when they’re in their 60s and on the wane.
Sums it up really
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