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Rangers boss Gerrard: No surprise Benitez took Everton job

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is unsurprised seeing Rafa Benitez taking the Liverpool job.

Everton have since appointed Rafa Benitez as their new manager, much to the furore of their supporters given the Spaniard's close ties with arch rivals Liverpool.

"Rafa wasn't born in the city, he's not a red through-and-through and he never played against Everton for 20 years and competed against them, so I think it's a very different situation [to mine],' Gerrard added.

'Rafa is his own man and will make his own professional decisions, so there's no surprise that he wanted to get back in the Premier League at a big club and have the opportunity to compete against all the top teams in the league, so I wasn't very shocked and surprised at all in all honesty."


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