Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez has ruled out the possibility of taking over at Everton in the summer. The Spaniard will be managing Chelsea for the last time when they take on Everton in the final game of the season. This will also be the final game as the Everton manager David Moyes, who will be taking over at Manchester United in the summer. As a result, Everton have been linked with several managers like Roberto Martinez and Michael Laudrup. Benitez has emerged as the surprise candidate for the job, but he has straightaway ruled out the possibility of taking over at Goodison Park.
Benitez has said that he will not be able to take over at Everton due to his Liverpool connections. He spent several years at Liverpool before being sacked from the job a few years ago. He is held in high regard even now by Liverpool fans having been the last manager to lead the club to European glory. Benitez has said that his stock is pretty high after managing to let Chelsea to Europa league glory, while also helping them finishing the top four of the Premier league. Despite his achievements, Chelsea fans have not forgotten the comments made by Benitez against Chelsea when he was the Liverpool manager.
“It would not be easy for them to approach me or for me to go there. I have a lot of respect for Everton, but obviously it would be very difficult for me (having had the Liverpool job) as well. It is still my idea to join an English club, but it is important I find the right one and I don’t know which one that will be. There are a lot of rumours but nothing official. I am a family man and I want to stay close to where my family is (in the North-west), so I will have to wait and see what happens,” said Benitez.