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Benitez’s web message
Everton’s new manager, Rafa Benitez, posted a message on his personal website.
Here is what he said (translated from Spanish).
I am pleased to communicate to you, officially and via our website, my return to the Premier League, my favorite competition, to lead Everton. It is a privileged opportunity.
Merseyside has been my home for 17 years. Our commitment and involvement in the city, with Scousers, has been total, whatever the colors and that is why I would like to thank Everton for this opportunity to be part of a competitive and ambitious club, which I join, with myself. working group, with all the enthusiasm and dedication that have always characterized us in all the teams where we have been.
Everton strive to be a better team. Competing and staying in the Premier League is not enough for them. I share this ambition and this determination to succeed. My coaching team and I have maintained the philosophy of reaching the maximum goal with the means at our disposal.
And we have succeeded in most cases, there are the results. And to achieve this, we have relied on a methodology based on effort, competitiveness and the ability to work as a team.
For our part, we will put, as always, our knowledge, our experience, our abilities, our enthusiasm and our energy to make the team capable of competing at the level that this ambitious project and this city deserve.
Above all, I believe that we all come from a hard 18 months experience of a pandemic that has affected us at all levels, also in professional football.
I think we have suffered a lot, we deserve to be able to enjoy football again and to be able to meet in a stadium to watch our favorite sport with ours. I think that’s what’s really important.
Professionalism, dedication and success have earned us the respect and affection of many hobbies in various countries, I hope it will be the same here in my city, at home and we can all celebrate a success as soon as possible.
I join an ambitious club, looking to the future, to try to make a competitive team of which we can be proud.