EPL: Why I didn’t do well at Everton – Rafa Benitez

Rafael Benitez has given reasons for his failure to do well at Everton.

The Spaniard was sacked by Everton on Sunday after recording just seven wins in 22 Premier League games.

Everton’s last victory in the league was since September, being one of the reasons he was relieved of his duties at Goodison Park.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss said he did not know the magnitude of the task when he was appointed Everton manager.

On why he accepted the Everton job despite having managed their city arch rivals, Liverpool, Benitez said it was due to his love for the city of Merseyside.

“From the very first day, my staff and myself worked as we always do, with commitment and full dedication, we didn’t only have to get results, but we also had to win over people’s hearts,” the Spaniard said.

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“However, the financial situation and then the injuries that followed made things even harder. I am convinced that we would have been better once the injured players were back and with the arrival of the new signings.

“The road to success isn’t easy and sadly, nowadays in football there is a search for immediate results and there is always less and less patience; unfortunately circumstances have determined the results and it won’t be possible to continue this project,” he added.

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