The legendary Liverpool manager, who famously won the Champions League during his six years in charge, is still worshipped at Anfield.
And his connection to the Reds means swathes of Everton supporters are furious at the prospect of the 61-year-old taking over on the blue side of the city.
On Thursday night, banners were seen outside Goodison with a clear message that fans do not want Benitez.
One read: 'F**k off Benitez you fat Kopite c***', while another simply read 'Benitez not welcome.'
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