Jamie Carragher Backs Rafa Benitez For Everton Job

Retiring Liverpool defender believes former Liverpool manager could do well at Goodison Park.

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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has taken the unlikely step of backing former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez for the Everton job according to talkSport.

Everton are currently in the market for a new manager after it was announce that current boss David Moyes is set to join Manchester United this summer as replacement for the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson.

Benitez is known to be available as his time as interim boss at Chelsea is set to come to a close at the end of the season.

One of the advantages of Benitez is that cash-strapped Everton would not have to pay any kind of compensation to seal his signature.

But it is not clear how the Goodison faithful would react to the appointment of the former Liverpool boss.

Benitez may not be so keen on moving to a club where he does not have the full backing of the fans after enduring a difficult spell with Chelsea fans over the last few months.

Despite securing the club a Europa League trophy, the Chelsea faithful has never forgiven Benitez for comments he made about the club during his time as Liverpool manager.

But Carragher thinks Everton would be foolish to turn down the chance to appoint someone with Benitez’s credentials.

‘It might ruffle a few feathers, with the Liverpool and Everton side of it,’ said Carragher.

‘I don’t know how difficult that sort of thing is. I don’t think it’s happened before with managers.

‘I know it happened between Tottenham and Arsenal with George Graham and I think eventually it was a problem for him.

‘Everton would love to get someone with his CV, but with the Liverpool situation it makes it difficult. If all parties come together and they are willing to give it a go then I’m sure he would do a good job.’