Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has reportedly been lined up as the replacement for Everton manager Rafael Benitez if the Merseyside giants decide to cut their losses on the Spaniard. This is according to the report from the stables of English publication Daily Mail which revealed that Derby County boss Wayne Rooney is under consideration for the managerial job at Goddison Park.

A lot of Everton fans didn’t take to the Benitez appointment due to his affiliation with Merseyside rivals Liverpool. The ex-Valencia, Chelsea and Newcastle United manager won the Champions League and FA Cup titles during his time at Anfield.

Benitez made a solid start as the Everton manager guiding the team to the top four in the opening weeks of the season and that led to the Toffees faithfuls warming up to the reality of seeing him in the dugout until the current run of poor results increased his unpopularity amongst the Everton fans.

Everton boss Benitez has had to deal with injuriesbut that has not stopped him from coming under pressure to keep his job after a run of one win in ten games ahead of the trip to West London to face Chelsea. The Toffees were on a winless run of eight league games before they came from behind at the half-time interval to score two second half goals in the final ten minutes of the game thereby beating Arsenal 2-1. Norwegian international star Martin Odegaard scored the Arsenal goal, while Richarlison and Demarai Gray got the goals forEverton.

Everton could pull the plug on Benitez as their manager depending on the outcome of the league encounter with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night. With Wayne Rooney waiting in the wings according to the British media, Benitez could lose his job with a heavy defeat to the Blues.

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