Kevin Phillips has recommended that present Everton boss Rafael Benitez would reject a return to Newcastle United regardless of their takeover.
It was reported on Wednesday that present Newcastle boss Steve Bruce was “conscious of his destiny” if the membership’s Saudi-led takeover was accomplished.
The Magpies have made a poor begin to this season as they’re winless within the league from their seven video games.
Newcastle takeover leaves Saudi style for conflicted followers
Bruce is reportedly set to be sacked by Newcastle subsequent week. Meanwhile, Benitez was appointed as Everton’s new boss this summer time.
They have 4 wins, two attracts and one defeat within the league thus far this marketing campaign. The Spaniard beforehand spent over three years accountable for Newcastle up till the top of the 2018/19 season.
Phillips has advised Football Insider that he thinks Benitez is “joyful the place he’s” and he would reject Newcastle:
“I feel he’s joyful the place he’s in the mean time. I do know he has an affinity with the Newcastle followers however he’s doing a superb job at Everton. They have been unbelievable at Man United.
“I can perceive why Newcastle would possibly need him to come back again. He is a top-quality supervisor on the finish of the day.
“But he’s again in Liverpool, an space which he loves, and he’s doing effectively. I feel he’s joyful the place he’s.
“I don’t assume that has a lot legs in any respect. I feel he’d make it very clear to Newcastle that he’s joyful at Everton if that scenario arose.”
Elsewhere, Everton legend Neville Southall has praised Benitez:
“So far, it’s going okay so followers could be fairly joyful.
“Some a nonetheless just a little bit unsettled with Rafa, however he’s got here in and acquired outcomes and he’s doing effectively.
“I feel individuals are pleasantly shocked, however nonetheless reserved to be truthful. He’s not been within the job that lengthy so ultimately he’ll do effectively for us.
“He’s modified the angle of the gamers which is immense, I feel.
“They’re a proficient bunch of gamers, maybe their angle at instances wasn’t nice. But now we appear to have all of them working collectively.
“It’s been a delight for me to look at.”