Simon Jordan not a fan of how Everton-linked Rafa Benitez operates
TalkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan has slammed Everton managerial candidate Rafa Benitez for his previous comments and has stated that he does not like the style he operates in.
According to the Irish Independent, Farhad Moshiri is keen on completing the unexpected appointment of Benitez, despite recent reports stating he is a fan of Nuno Espirito Santo.
While Benitez is still to agree to a deal with the club, he is among the frontrunners for the position, and Jordan believes he wants the role for certain reasons.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Jordan stated that Benitez is not an elite manager and left the Premier League to join China only for the money.
He said, “There’s comments he’s made about Liverpool. After he departed to China for the integrity of one of the best leagues in the world and a big bag of money, I can absolutely understand him coming back and seeing an opportunity at Everton.
“He’s a good manager. He’s a very, very good manager – there’s no doubt about it. I just don’t like the way he operates.
“Elite doesn’t mean historically elite, it means you are at the top of your game at the moment you’ve been employed. I don’t think [Newcastle] get an elite manager, but a capable operator “
Benitez is clearly one of the best managers of the last two decades and just because he didn’t manage the big clubs recently, doesn’t take away from the fact that he’s still very good at his job.
Despite all the struggles at Newcastle, he kept them in the Premier League and helped them punch above their weight.
Everton aren’t going to restrict the transfer budget to the same extent as Mike Ashley did, so he will have a chance to prove how good he is should he be given the job.
We’ve got better players and a fanbase that might be apprehensive but will undoubtedly support the new man from minute one.
He may have achieved success at Liverpool in the past, but he can at Goodison Park as well.
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