The Everton fans who are gathered at the bar in The Transfer Tavern this evening are discussing comments made about their club by a former Welsh international.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, Robbie Savage admitted he believes that Rafael Benitez would be a perfect managerial appointment for Everton.
Current manager Roberto Martinez is widely expected to be relieved of his duties at the club this summer, and speculation has been rife about who will take over from the Spaniard.
Benitez is currently in charge at Premier League strugglers Newcastle United, but when appointed earlier this month he had clause written into his deal that he would be free to leave St James Park should he fail to save the club from relegation.
Speaking about Benitez, Savage said: ‘The perfect manager for Everton if Martinez does go, and it probably won’t happen, would be Rafa Benitez.
‘Yes he’s a legend at Liverpool but if you look at it in the Premier League the top six clubs are taken. The next biggest club is probably Everton with new owners, an influx of money and Benitez still with a house in the area.’
The Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern don’t doubt Benitez’s credentials, but are not sure they want him at their club, and would sooner see someone like Martin O’Neill given the job should it become available this summer.
Everton fans….. What do you make of this news? Would you like to see Benitez at your club? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!