Everton have no interest in trying to pry Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez away from the Magpies due to both the politics surrounding his history and his ambition with his current club, according to a journalist.
Mark Douglas, the Newcastle United editor for the Chronicle, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the former Liverpool boss is not being considered for the vacant manager’s role at Goodison Park due to such an appointment being “politically difficult”.
I'm told Everton have no interest. They see it as too politically difficult. Rafa wants to make #nufc a success.
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) November 26, 2017
The Toffees are still without a manager after having sacked Ronald Koeman following their disappointing start to the current season, with caretaker boss David Unsworth having taken over for the seven fixtures across all competitions since his departure.
However he has only managed to pick up one win in those fixtures, which have seen the club slip out of the League Cup and the Europa League, while they are currently sitting 16th in the Premier League after having suffered a 4-1 defeat away to Southampton on Sunday.
Benitez has links to Merseyside, with his family living there after his time at Everton’s local rivals Liverpool, during which he guided them to a Champions League title as well as the FA Cup, Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup.
However his history appears to have ruled him out of the running, alongside his ambition to ensure that he can guide Newcastle to future success.