ROONEY IN FRAME FOR EVERTON JOB
Derby County boss Wayne Rooney could make a second return to Merseyside club Everton as he has been linked with the managerial job at the club. Wayne Rooney burst onto the Premier League scene as a teenager at Everton before he left the club to join Manchester United.
Spanish tactician Benitez has had a tough time as the Everton manager and he’s one of the top three favourites to get the sack amongst the Premier League managers. His appointment in the summer was not popular amongst the Everton fans due to his connection to Liverpool, but he was able to shut down his critics in the opening seven games in the Premier League. The pressure on Benitez returned after he led Everton to a return of eight Premier League games without a win before the 2-1 comeback victory over Arsenal on Monday night eased the pressure on him.
Benitez would be hoping to build on the win over London team Arsenal when he takes his team to Selhurst Park to take on another London team, Crystal Palace this weekend.
On Wayne Rooney, Oddschecker shortened his odds of becoming the Everton manager from 14/1 to 5/1. The retired England international has done a decent job in his first managerial job at Derby County in the English Championship. Rooney kept the Rams in the division last season, but he faces a big task to secure Championship safety this season after the club received a 21-point deduction for financial fairplay breaches via the English Football League (EFL).