Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez appointed as new Everton manager.
Rafael Benitez has joined Merseyside club Everton on a three-year deal after Carlo Ancelotti returned to Real Madrid on June 1.
Everton over the last few weeks saw multiple interviews with several candidates.
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“You can see the ambition is there,” Benitez told Everton TV. “This club is growing.
“For me, it is about bringing the winning mentality, being competitive, so everything is in place on the pitch and off the pitch. I love the passion of the people behind the club. I know the city, I know Scousers, I know what it means for every fan here to compete and to have the chance to win.
“To come to Everton is something that means a lot, for sure. You can see the ambition of the owner, of the board, everybody wants to be better and to go to the new stadium with a massive boost. I like to compete. I like to win. I came from the academy at Real Madrid [as a young player and coach], and the winning mentality is already there.
“We [Benitez and the coaching staff] have won 13 titles because we have this mentality and I still want to win. And I have come to Everton because I liked the idea to be competitive again — and to have the chance to compete in every game, to compete against anyone.”