Rafa is out! Benitez is set to be sacked as Everton boss after their disastrous loss to Norwich saw a furious fan storm the Carrow Road ground… with the board deciding to wield the ax after a victory in thirteen league matches
- After a promising start, Everton have lost nine of their last 12 league games
- The Toffees were beaten 2-1 by fellow Norwich City strugglers on Saturday
- A furious fan stormed the Carrow Road pitch in a bid to reach Benitez
- Everton fans also held banners and called for the Spaniard to be removed
Rafa Benitez is set to be sacked as Everton boss, with the club owners locked in an emergency board meeting on Saturday night following their ninth defeat in 13 Premier League games.
Everton lost 2-1 to Norwich City – a team that hadn’t scored in the league since November – and fans erupted in fury, with one storming the pitch in a bid to get to Benitez .
Two banners were unfurled, one calling on him to “get out of our club” and the other to “skip the board”.
Under fire, Rafa Benitez faces sacking after Everton call emergency board meeting
Supporters hold up a ‘Benitez – Get out of our club’ banner during their 2-1 defeat at Norwich
Substitute Richarlison’s second-half header gave Everton hope of a comeback, but they lost, leaving them hovering above the Premier League relegation zone.
“I’m a professional and I have enough experience,” said Benitez, whose side will face Aston Villa next Saturday. “I came here to solve problems that had been happening for five years. What I have to do now is analyze the mistakes we make and make sure we avoid them in the future. The rest is not in my hands. I’m just trying to do my job.
On the supporter who charged him, Benitez said: “I didn’t see the fan. I was concentrating on the game. Afterwards I saw that there was someone in the middle of the field but it is all.
Furious Everton fan had to be sent off the pitch as he lost two goals at Norwich
The fan invaded the Carrow Road ground and tried to reach manager Rafael Benitez
The furious fan was quickly apprehended by stewards and kicked off the pitch after some time
“We are really disappointed because we lost. We’re disappointed because fans have traveled to support the team and it’s not the ideal situation.
“But we cannot change this situation now. We have to learn because we can’t make those mistakes in the future.
Asked about the calls for him to leave, Benitez said: “We are disappointed, like the fans, and we have to improve things on the pitch.” To get all those players back and to make sure we make the right decisions and try to be better.
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