Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez would be interested in becoming the new Everton boss, according to The Independent.
It has been reported that Benitez would consider taking charge of Everton in the summer if he is approached.
“Benitez feels that Everton’s supporters may not set their faces against his appointment and considers the Everton job to be a fine opportunity for whoever takes it, with a very strong group of players in Ross Barkley, Romelu Lukaku and James McCarthy who are ready-made contenders for European football,” adds the report in The Independent.
“But he knows there is sensitivity attached, owing to the rivalry which existed between him and David Moyes when the two were Merseyside managers between 2004 and 2010.”
It seems that Benitez does consider the Everton job quite attractive, but he does not appear to be too sure whether it is for him.
The Spaniard is a very good manager, but given that he has a history with Liverpool, it is unlikely that the Toffees will approach him.
Moreover, not all Everton fans would be keen on having Benitez in charge. True, appointing the former Real Madrid boss would be a blockbuster move, but there is an intense rivalry between the Toffees and Liverpool.
Benitez is a very organised manager and a brilliant tactician, but his football is always cautious and can be boring at times.
It would be best for Everton if they look at someone else to succeed Roberto Martinez.