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Rafa Benitez on the verge of being sacked as Everton board calls emergency meeting after seeing fans vent their anger over shock loss to Norwich

RAFA BENITEZ is on the verge of being sacked against Everton after a humiliating 2-1 defeat at the bottom of the table Norwich.

Owner Farhad Moshiri held an emergency board meeting to discuss the Spaniard on Saturday night.

A fan entered the pitch trying to get to Benitez as the Everton fans were left with a rage

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A fan entered the pitch trying to get to Benitez as the Everton fans were left with a rageCredit: Rex
Benitez is under great pressure after the defeat against Norwich

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Benitez is under great pressure after the defeat against NorwichCredit: Reuters

And 61 years old Former Liverpool manager is expected to be fired within the next 24 hours with Duncan Ferguson being placed on a temporary basis.

Moshiri’s patience finally ran out after his team fell within six points of the bottom group and were indeed in danger of relegation for the first time since 1951.

And now he can switch to Everton Legendary Wayne Rooney became the club’s seventh manager in a six-year period as owner.

Angry supporters chanted “You’re just a fat Spanish waiter” and “fired in the morning”, as Benitez surveyed the ruins of another crushing failure.

One fan even had to be restrained by management when he ran onto the pitch at Carrow Road in an attempt to take on the £7million-a-year coach.

Everton have only won six points from their last 13 matches in the League and are currently 15th in the table.

Banners calling for Benitez to leave the club were displayed during the game against Norwich

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Banners calling for Benitez to leave the club were displayed during the game against NorwichCredit: PA

Moshiri had previously backed the 61-year-old and even allowed him to sign three new players during the January transfer window.

But he has always been a controversial date because of his previous relationships with Liverpool.

And now he is ready to have the door even though there are still two and a half years left on his £7million-a-year contract to run.

Benitez was understandably frustrated when asked about his future on Saturday and said: “I am a professional and I have enough experience in these situations.

“I came here to fix the problems that happened in the last 5 years so what we have to do is analyze the mistakes we are making and try to avoid them.

“Other things I don’t have on hand. I’m just trying to do my job.

“I am really disappointed that we lost and disappointed for the fans who are going to support us. That is not an ideal situation.

“We have to improve everything on the pitch, keep working hard and try to make the right decisions.

“We didn’t start the game well and after making some mistakes we had to climb another mountain.

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“The team played much better in the second half and now that we have Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Mina and Doucoure back, we hope to be stronger.

“You can see that this is trying to be reactive but we have to be more proactive. We couldn’t concede a goal in the first few minutes and then tried to react.

“It’s positive that we are reacting but these mistakes are costing us points and weekly games.”

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