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He took Newcastle back up after HE managed them to relegation though! He took over with them one point from safety with a game in hand, and they were relegated 2 points from safety. He could have kept them but didn't. He got them back up and consolidated. Great. As I said, i'm not saying he's a useless manager, not by a long shot, just that he isn't necessarily this amazing stand out candidate like some are suggesting. He's done what Eddie Howe and Chris Hughton have done over the last couple of years basically, and yet some people talk about as if he's performed miracles.I mentioned Mourinho before you first quoted me and did so because he's another top manager that some of our fans laughably dismissed a few mouths back just like they're doing now with Benitez and Emery.
Benitez's most recent work was the Newcastle rebuilding job when he took them straight back up after relegation (which is far from easy as many clubs and managers like Steve Bruce and Aston Villa can testify) and built them back to a decent side.
Prior to that he got sacked at Real Madrid for being third in the table. I could live with a similar horrible fate happening to Everton personally.
Prior to that he won the cup in Italy with Napoli.
Prior to that he won the Europa league at Chelsea.
Its laughable to call him a proven winner, despite the fact that he's won trophies at almost every single club he's ever managed. Ok mate........
Who're these better appointments we could make? Thats a real question mate. I'm honestly curious as to who you think that we could attract that has a better record then either Emery or Benitez right now.
You're not far wrong here. If we get him I would back him like any Everton Manager, if we don't he's still a RS FSWThe biggest issue I have with Benitez is the fact that negative managers have been struggling to compete for years now. There is a dearth of quality defenders in football at the moment, which is why having a go is the new park the bus for promoted teams in the Premier League.
Even Simeone is having difficulty selling his vision to players now, while Mourinho is having to rethink his approach and prove himself again at a lesser club on the back of what happened at United.
This would be yet another example of Everton being five-plus years behind the curve if it were to happen.
Were Liverpool, Napoli, Chelsea or Newcastle in a good position to win a league title when he joined them?He hasn't won a league title for 16 years, despite managing a number of clubs in a position to challenge for them.
Honestly, it's hard to say. I think we need a personality though, and somebody with ideas that we can get behind as fans. The club has been badly fractured over recent years, there's a growing disconnect from the fan base and we need to address that before it's too late. Moving into a shiny new stadium will be no use if fans have already given up the ghost, and it's happening. We need our own version of Klopp, or Moyes when he first came. Someone that everyone buys into and who seems to 'get' us (even if it's an act). I feel Benitez would be a really bad appointment for that reason, because a large percentage of fans would be suspicious of him from the outset, and would get on his back very quickly if things weren't going well, which is the last thing we need. Emery too, to a much lesser extent.Like who? Who do you think we could get that would be a better appointment?
...why are you calling him Rafa?They also have 2 years of mid table stability in the Premier League and a solid backbone of a team which was created and drilled in to them by Rafa. Bruce has openly admitted that what he was doing was failing at the start of the season as the squad was too well drilled in to Rafa's system, so he's had to use Rafas system and tweak it to his style.
How are Bruce's signings working out? Joelinton who Rafa wouldn't sanction a move for and said he's not even worth 20m, let alone 40m,which is part of the reason why Rafa wouldn't sign the new deal which was offered to him. Who did Rafa want again, was it Tammy Abraham by any chance, how's he working out?
I just don’t think he is all that couldn’t give a toss if he is a kopite.It really isn't a mainstream opinion to think that Benitez, Mourinho and Emery are all beneath Everton and aren't good managers.
Don't be fooled by a vocal minority on the internet. In real life anyone with a brain would agree that all three of them are obviously very good managers who're all miles better then anyone we've had for decades.
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