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Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« on: December 9, 2019, 11:46:57 PM »
He was on Monday Night football last night and didn't  rule it out apparently. Says it wouldn't be a problem, he lives in the city and see's Everton fans all the time.

I have to admit I don't like the idea of him being Everton manager.

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #1 on: December 9, 2019, 11:49:42 PM »
Not as much as it would bother him.
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 12:02:10 AM »
if, when, why, what
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 12:09:03 AM »
Rafa said" he can't take a job in England for a least 2 years"

The Everton job is up now.

He also said if they was no other job available he would consider it as he would want to work.Don't read too much into it.

Nothing wrong with what he was saying. Rafa is extremely good at increasing his value and worth as he's a top manager.

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 12:37:11 AM »
I wouldn't mind. He's a top bloke and if he does well with them, then fair play.
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2019, 12:39:27 AM »
I don't think it would, actually. Maybe it's because we're doing so well. I was gutted when he took the Chelsea job, because if I've ever had a true hero in football it's Rafa.

I think if we were a bit shit and not doing an awful lot better than them it'd kill me inside.
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2019, 12:56:57 AM »
Probably a little bit and you’d have to question his managerial choices really. Why go to a place where the fan base hates you and the owner probably isn’t going to back you a whole whack in the transfer market?

Would be utterly stupid from him?

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2019, 01:15:03 AM »
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2019, 01:40:51 AM »
Probably a little bit and you’d have to question his managerial choices really. Why go to a place where the fan base hates you and the owner probably isn’t going to back you a whole whack in the transfer market?

Would be utterly stupid from him?

Has he been anywhere else since leaving us?

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2019, 01:45:35 AM »
Has he been anywhere else since leaving us?

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2019, 01:46:20 AM »
It'll be odd but I don't think it will, I think Rafa would be happier managing near home. He'll be reviled there though, just look at the idiotic Xmas tree fiasco.
Probably a little bit and you’d have to question his managerial choices really. Why go to a place where the fan base hates you and the owner probably isn’t going to back you a whole whack in the transfer market?

Would be utterly stupid from him?
Be par for the course wouldn't it?
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2019, 01:48:35 AM »
It'll be odd but I don't think it will, I think Rafa would be happier managing near home. He'll be reviled there though, just look at the idiotic Xmas tree fiasco.

Be par for the course wouldn't it?

Yeah why do that over and over again though? Plus you know 90% of the fan base completely loathe you.

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2019, 01:51:30 AM »
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2019, 01:51:39 AM »
As far as I'm concerned Rafa had earned the right to manage whoever the fuck he likes, I'll wish him well wherever he goes.
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2019, 02:16:56 AM »
As far as I'm concerned Rafa had earned the right to manage whoever the fuck he likes, I'll wish him well wherever he goes.
I have to agree. If he did well it could even go some way to healing some of the bitterness on their side.

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2019, 03:13:11 AM »
I'd have no problem with Rafa's choice, and would even want him to be successful, as long as they stay beneath us and extend their winless derby streak to a million.

The downside would be the inevitable fewming backlash when they don't beat the RS in every competition, and a good man is subjected to abuse and infant missiles.

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2019, 03:19:35 AM »
Yes. I don't wish them any success.
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2019, 03:22:41 AM »
They’d not employ him, so it’s a non story.

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2019, 03:23:05 AM »
If it makes him happy, then yes I'd be fine with it
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2019, 03:27:10 AM »
It would bother me cos they would give him shit, he wouldn’t stand a chance with that fan base, and Rafa deserves better than that.
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2019, 03:33:56 AM »
Probably a little bit and you’d have to question his managerial choices really. Why go to a place where the fan base hates you and the owner probably isn’t going to back you a whole whack in the transfer market?

Would be utterly stupid from him?

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2019, 03:53:41 AM »
He loves football, his family still live in Liverpool and he loves a challenge. He went to Chelsea and won a trophy.
I dunno I think there’s a big big difference from managing Chelsea to managing Everton. I understand he loves football why go to Everton then?

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2019, 06:39:31 AM »
if, when, why, what

How much have you got?
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2019, 06:40:22 AM »
if, when, why, what

How much have you got?

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2019, 06:44:07 AM »
Its  not happening as Everton are close to finding a replacement and it isnt Benitez.

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2019, 06:46:32 AM »
At this point does he really still need to be close to home?  Aren't his kids about that age where they soon leave home anyway...

If it's just Montse soon,  it should be less of an issue,  the two of them could live anywhere.

As for the Everton question,  at this point I hope he gets the best option for himself anytime.  If it turns out to be Everton at some point,  so be it.

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2019, 06:48:19 AM »
As far as I'm concerned Rafa had earned the right to manage whoever the fuck he likes, I'll wish him well wherever he goes.

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2019, 06:49:04 AM »
How much have you got?

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He would make them better, so yes I mind.

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2019, 07:02:18 AM »
Yes cos the fucker would manage to win a Derby ;D

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2019, 07:16:14 AM »
Soz not soz  ;D

Well Everton would be the hard option, at least in terms of management.

That said it's easy money when they sack you so they're just as much the soft option.  ;D
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2019, 07:26:33 AM »
Probably a little bit and you’d have to question his managerial choices really. Why go to a place where the fan base hates you and the owner probably isn’t going to back you a whole whack in the transfer market?

Would be utterly stupid from him?

Well he does have form............

It wouldn't bother me all that much now but it would have done pre-Klopp.  I really do wish he could find a job where he's backed properly mind!

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2019, 07:32:54 AM »
Well he does have form............

It wouldn't bother me all that much now but it would have done pre-Klopp.  I really do wish he could find a job where he's backed properly mind!
Have to agree with this. I'd have been gutted pre-Klopp. Now I think he'd manage to get them promoted back into the premier league quickly.
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2019, 07:36:46 AM »
Very unlikely..hasn't he got a £20m buyout clause too?
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2019, 07:38:13 AM »
Absolutely not, though I've no experience of living in Liverpool and knowing what the rivalry is really like

He loves the city and our club, and I'm absolutely certain that he'd be as respectful towards us as an Everton manager can be. Though for many just taking the job would be seen as disrespectful I guess. It's a good size club for where he is in his career, but they get through their fair share of managers and he wouldn't be accepted by perhaps even the majority of their fans.

Maybe a bit pathetic to be so invested in one person in the game, but by and large I just want him to be happy, as long as he's not preventing us from winning. Even wanted Madrid to do well when he was there, which was a disgraceful state of affairs :P

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2019, 07:38:59 AM »
He seemed adamant that he's not leaving China for another couple of years as it's the start of the project, and he's not the sort to walk out on a contract. But then again he didn't seem the sort to chase the money in China in the first place.

If he were to take the Everton job in the future, I won't begrudge him at all. At this stage, it's no exaggeration to state his career has gone downhill since he left Anfield because of some questionable career moves that have not worked out, which is an almighty shame.
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2019, 08:38:06 AM »
It's nearly 10 years since he left us and he isn't going to be coming back, so he can do whatever he wants.

I actually think he would fail at Everton. Not just because every manager is likely to, but because the already rabid fan base would turn on him as soon as Tom Davies misplaced his first pass.
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2019, 08:41:58 AM »
If he did, I wouldn't mind. What he did for this club, he deserves to have our respect wherever he goes.

Helps that with Everton while they are fun to laugh at, I generally feel no ill will towards them (they aren't significant enough to bother me, and plenty of my mates are fair minded blues, so I laugh at them, but there's about 4-5 clubs I dislike more)
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2019, 09:21:22 AM »
Rafa can do whatever he wants imo. He’s won that right.
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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2019, 09:26:40 AM »
As far as I'm concerned Rafa had earned the right to manage whoever the fuck he likes, I'll wish him well wherever he goes.

The problem is a large proportion of their fans won't wish him well.

I'd prefer him at Arsenal.

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Re: Would it bother you if Rafa took the Everton job?
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2019, 09:43:54 AM »
It would be interesting to see opinion split between scouse/non scouse fans.

I personally would not be bothered because he has not got a prayer of bridging the gap. He would get dog's abuse from a section of Everton fans though, why do it to yourself when you can get £12m a year in a farmers league
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