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Pair of England legends set to be interviewed for vacant Everton role

Rafael Benitez was not a popular appointment at Goodison Park

Everton part ways with Rafa Benitez

After weeks of bad blood, Everton finally parted ways with Spanish manager Rafa Benitez.

The former Liverpool boss was a forever unpopular figure on the blue side of Merseyside, and 9 losses in 12 matches has certainly not helped his cause at Goodison park.

Former Everton midfielder Olivier Dacourt claimed that he was doomed from the start, telling 101:

“When you speak about Rafa Benitez, you think of Liverpool. He won them the biggest trophy in club football! [The Champions League]

“What do you expect from the Everton fans? Even though he came here years after being at Liverpool, it’s still Liverpool and the success that he brought them that he’s known for.”

So, who could prove more popular with the Everton faithful?

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Rooney and Lampard part of four-man shortlist

Now, as per the Telegraph, legendary English pair Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney are both being interviewed for the vacant role by the Everton hierarchy.

Lampard’s last stint in management was at Chelsea, where he guided them into the top 4 before being sacked midway through his second season, when Thomas Tuchel took over and went on to win the Champions League.

Rooney, meanwhile, has been battling to keep a points-deducted Derby County out of the relegation zone in the Championship. Having started on -21 points this season due to going into administration, they are now just 9 points from safety, with plenty of the season left to come.

The pair form part of a four-man shortlist on Merseyside, according to the report.

Would either manager make a splash at Everton?

Read more:

Full transcript: Olivier Dacourt speaks to 101 Great Goals

Why Roberto Martinez is “unlikely” to become the next Everton manager


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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