He told talkSPORT: "I have a lot of respect for Everton. They have done a great job in the last year, and you have to give credit to them. But, still I think it would be quite difficult for them to approach me and maybe even for me to go there."
Chelsea boss Benitez would welcome Everton talks
Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez won't rule out applying for the Everton job.