Why not? Carragher can see Benítez taking the Everton job
Jamie Carragher believes Rafael Benítez would be a good fit for Everton as they look for a replacement for David Moyes
Jamie Carragher believes Rafael Benítez would be a good fit for Everton as they look to find a replacement for the departing David Moyes.
Benítez is set to step down as Chelsea interim boss at the end of the season after having led the Blues to Europa League glory in midweek.
The Spaniard has been touted as a potential replacement for Moyes, who will take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in July.
And although Carragher, who played under Benítez during his spell at Liverpool between 2004 and 2010, admits the appointment would be sure to “ruffle a few feathers”, the Reds centre-half believes the 53-year-old would be a good candidate to succeed Moyes.
“Why not? They’re looking for a manager and he’s looking for a job,” Carragher told talkSPORT when asked if he could see Benítez taking over at Goodison Park.
“He wants to stay in the Premier League and he’s stated that a few times, that is his priority.
“It might ruffle a few feathers, with the Liverpool and Everton side of it. I don’t know how difficult that sort of thing is. I don’t think it’s happened before with managers.
“I know it happened between Tottenham and Arsenal with George Graham and I think eventually it was a problem for him.
“Everton would love to get someone with his CV, but with the Liverpool situation it makes it difficult. If all parties come together and they are willing to give it a go then I’m sure he would do a good job.”
Carragher, 35, will play his last competitive game for Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday against Queens Park Rangers after the defender confirmed he will be retiring this summer.