As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Everton winger Townsend: Benitez man-management second to none

Everton winger Andros Townsend says Rafa Benitez is the best man-manager he's worked with.

Everton meet Burnley later tonight.

Townsend told the Daily Mail: "His man-management skills, the way he likes to improve his players, are second to none.

"He doesn't praise you. After I scored against Huddersfield, he doesn't come in and say 'what a great goal'. He'll say 'you didn't make this run in behind, you didn't play this pass, you lost the ball so many times, your defensive position wasn't great'.

"He's always looking to improve you and I definitely appreciate that style of management.

"He's somebody who's not going to fluff you up and give you what you want to hear.

"He's going to try and drag every ounce of talent that you have and try to get the best out of you.

"I've always appreciated that type of manager and I couldn't wait to link up with him again to see how much he can improve me this time."

Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free