By Matthew Shaw

20th Jan, 2022 | 10:30am

Kevin Campbell: Everton could be in trouble as staff decimated before Rafa Benitez sacking

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Kevin Campbell has insisted that Everton could be in trouble if they don’t make the right next steps after sacking Rafa Benitez.

The ex-Toffees talisman shared that with the medical and scouting departments being “decimated”, things have to be rebuilt properly.

Duncan Ferguson has since been appointed as the interim manager at Goodison Park, and will take on Aston Villa in his first game.

“Well, I say, it needed to happen,” he exclusively told Goodison News.

“I don’t ever like people losing their jobs, but it just wasn’t working for Rafa, no matter what you say, he’s got all the experience in the world, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out.

“It hasn’t worked out for him. There are a lot of bridges that have to be built in the club because the whole medical department, scouting department has been decimated.

“These things now need to be rebuilt properly. It’s going to be interesting. If they haven’t got a plan, there’s going to be trouble.”

All eyes will now be on Farhad Moshiri.

The Everton owner backed Benitez to the hill with his decisions in recent months, getting rid of big figures at the club to go into a new direction.

Marcel Brands and Danny Donachie were two of the big names to leave the club, and both still haven’t been fully replaced.

If the wrong decision is made alongside the new manager, things could fall even further downhill, and that would be a disaster.

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