19 Jan 2022 | 10:12 | Football
On January 16, Everton club officially announced the sacking of Rafa Benitez after a series of disappointing results recently. The 1-2 defeat against the bottom team Norwich last week was the last straw that caused the Spaniard to lose his job.
Notably, Benitez was only appointed 6 months ago but now has to leave without trumpet when unable to help Everton have a good record in the Premier League . In addition, the former Liverpool coach also became the 5th name to “fly the seat” in 6 years under the reign of owner Farhad Moshiri.
After sacking Benitez, Everton is actively looking for a suitable strategist to take over the long-term hot seat at Goodison Park when Duncan Ferguson is only a temporary solution. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Roberto Martinez is the name that The Toffee is targeting, but the Belgian Football Federation will not allow this coach to leave.
That is why the blue half swinging Merseyside has turned to Wayne Rooney, who is leading Derby County. However, they need to contact the Championship team to be allowed to speak with the former England captain.
According to Sky Sports, Rooney will be hard-pressed to refuse if the Man Utd legend receives an offer to work at the team that has helped his career take a big step forward.
On the side of Derby County, they are also said to be difficult to stop Rooney in the context of the team founded in 1888 having to race for relegation after being deducted 21 points due to violations of financial regulations.
If he leads Everton, Rooney will be the next name to join the list of legends who have returned to the Premier League as a coach after Frank Lampard, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Steven Gerrard or Patrick Viera.