Rafa Benitez insists he will not leave Everton to return to Newcastle
Rafa Benitez insists he will not leave Everton to return to Newcastle following Saudi-backed takeover, as he has given the Toffees’ chief Farhad Moshiri ‘his word’
- Rafa Benitez has assured Everton he will not leave them to return to Newcastle
- The Spaniard was a popular figure during his three years in charge on Tyneside
- But he has no plans to return to the now mega-rich club and will stay at Everton
- ‘I told our people they didn’t have to worry about anything,’ said the Spaniard
Rafa Benitez has reassured Everton that he will not jump ship and return to Newcastle.
Benitez was a popular figure on Tyneside during his three years in charge between 2016 and 2019 and there have been suggestions he could be heading back following the Saudi-backed consortium’s takeover at St James’ Park.
But Benitez says he has given his word to Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.
Rafa Benitez has no plans of returning to Newcastle following the Saudi-backed takeover
Benitez insisted he had not been approached about replacing Steve Bruce at Newcastle
Asked if he had been approached about replacing Steve Bruce, he said: ‘No, because I was very clear from the beginning that I gave my word to Everton.
‘No one was asking because they knew my position already. I can tell you that I have a lot of friends and they were asking me the same question, a lot of messages.
‘I told our people they didn’t have to worry about anything because I am happy here, working as hard as I can and I gave my word, so that is it.’
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