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Everton: Journalist drops claim on potential Benitez replacement

Even before he was officially appointed as Everton’s new manager to replace Carlo Ancelotti, some fans of the Merseyside club had no qualms in expressing their displeasure at having the former Liverpool boss take charge of the Toffees.

Earlier this month, after going through October and November without picking up a win in the Premier League, Everton fans staged a protest at Goodison Park against Benitez and the club’s hierarchy.

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Despite Everton owner Farhad Moshiri claiming that he is behind Benitez and will give him the chance to turn their season around, journalist Pete O’Rourke has dropped a claim on who could come in to replace the 61-year-old should Moshiri change his mind.

Speaking recently to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke had this to say on the situation.

He said: “I think [Paulo] Fonseca could be a good fit for Everton, especially if they do decide to get rid of Rafa. He could come straight in as he’s out of work. Fonseca, for me, would be the one if Rafa does get the sack.”

As O’Rourke mentioned, Fonseca is currently without a club after leaving AS Roma over the summer where he took charge of 101 matches in total, winning 53 of them in the process.

Prior to that, the 48-year-old took charge of 139 games with Ukraine club Shakhtar Donetsk across all competitions, winning an impressive 104 of them.

Having been linked with the Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United manager positions in recent months, his record and the possibility of seeing Benitez leave Goodison Park would surely be a thrilling prospect for a lot of Everton fans, especially if he could turn their fortunes around and end the season on a high note.

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Moving forward, if results don’t improve for Everton in the next few weeks and months and Moshiri does change his mind about Benitez’s immediate future at the club and gives him the sack, they should definitely approach Fonseca to see if he would be interested in taking the job at Goodison Park.

If Moshiri does stick with Benitez until the end of the season and Everton don’t finish in the top half of the table, his future in charge of the team should definitely be under question and if Fonseca is still out of a job by then, it could be the right time for Everton to once again hire a new manager.

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