Duncan Ferguson set to replace Rafa Benitez at Everton

Everton assistant manager, Duncan Ferguson
Everton assistant manager, Duncan Ferguson

Everton have decided to part ways with manager Rafael Benitez after a disastrous start to their Premier League campaign period.

The Toffees were recently beaten by Norwich City on Saturday, and it seems that the Merseyside club have run out of patience with the Spaniard after just six and a half months into the job.

According to a report from 90 min, the specific details of the manager’s departure are yet to be decided, but the parting of ways is more or less certain.

Apparently, Benitez wants to leave Everton as well, and club legend Duncan Ferguson has been asked to take over from the Spaniard as the caretaker manager.

Everton have crashed to 9 defeats in their last 13 Premier League matches, and it is understandable why the club hierarchy are looking to make a change.

Benitez was never a popular appointment amongst the Everton fans because of his allegiance and history with Liverpool.

The dismal performances under the Spaniard have only convinced the Everton faithful that the former Liverpool manager is not the solution to their problems, and the club needs to bring in an upgrade soon.

A club of Everton’s stature should be fighting for European qualification, but they are currently 15th in the league table, just six points above the relegation zone.

It will be interesting to see, but the Toffees can bring in a quality appointment in the coming weeks and get their season back on track.

Apart from the failure to grind out results, Benitez has struggled to form an understanding with some of his players as well.

Recently the former Everton defender Lucas Digne claimed that the Spaniard was responsible for his exit during the January transfer window.

The Spaniard has proven his quality in the Premier League in the past with several clubs like Newcastle, Chelsea and Liverpool but it has not worked out for him at Goodison Park.

The Spaniard will probably feel that the Toffees should have backed him in the transfer market at the start of the season when he was forced to settle for bargain buys.