Rafael Benitez left Chinese club Dalian Yifang earlier this year and appears set to return to the Premier League two years after departing Newcastle United; the Spaniard is set to fill the vacant managerial role after Carlo Ancelotti left Everton earlier this month
Rafa Benitez is close to taking over as Everton manager following positive talks with the club’s board.
Sky Sports News has learned the Spaniard, who has been out of work since leaving Chinese side Dalian Yifang in January, was the No 1 choice of the Everton hierarchy last night
The former Liverpool and Chelsea manager is close to return to the Premier League two years after he left Newcastle United.
Everton had also been in talks with former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo over becoming Carlo Ancelotti’s successor while David Moyes was also understood to be a frontrunner before he signed a new contract with West Ham.
Ancelotti left his role as manager to return to Real Madrid earlier this month after 18 months at Goodison Park. He guided the Toffees to a 10th-placed finish in the Premier League this season.