Benfica fans beg Everton to take Rui Vitoria on Twitter

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on September 9, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Rui Vitoria might have led Benfica to six trophies in two-and-a-bit seasons but some fans still want him to leave for Everton.

Benfica's coach Rui Vitoria gestures during the Portuguese league football match Rio Ave vs SL Benfica at the Rio Ave FC stadium in Vila do Conde on August 26, 2017.

As Claudio Ranieri will no doubt attest, time moves fast in modern football. And Rui Vitoria is discovering that two trophy laden years with Benfica are being quickly forgotten with the Primeira Liga champions falling way below expectations this season.

Vitoria breathed fresh life into The Eagles when appointed in the summer of 2015 and has guided them to six trophies in just two seasons, including successive league titles including a first domestic treble since 1981.

And that’s without mentioning that fact that the 47-year-old also inspired Benfica to the Champions League quarter finals in 2015/16, the first time they have progressed beyond the group stages since 2011/12.

Benfica's head coach Rui Vitoria holds the trophy as he celebrates with his team after winning the Portuguese League Cup final football match CS Maritimo vs SL Benfica at Cidade de Coimbra...

But it’s fair to say Vitoria’s third season at the helm is not following in the same wildly successful vein. Benfica may be just three points of the top of the Primeira Liga table but performances have dropped alarmingly and a previously imperious side now looks increasingly vulnerable.

But that is nothing compared to displays in Europe. Benfica are bottom of Group A with no points, one goal scored and 12 conceded. That 5-0 defeat away at Basel was nothing short of humiliating.

Rui Vitoria of Benfica and Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and SL Benfica at Old Trafford on October 31,...

Consequently, with The Mirror reporting that Vitoria is open to taking over at managerless Premier League giants Everton, some Benfica fans would be more than happy to see him go.

Treble? What treble?

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