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Rafa Benitez breaks silence and reveals next steps after Everton sacking

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Rafa Benitez has opened up on his next steps after being sacked by Everton.

The Blues parted company with Benitez after seven months in charge following a dismal Premier League defeat at Norwich City on January 15.

After weeks of searching Everton replaced the former Liverpool manager with Frank Lampard, who has recorded two wins from his opening three matches in charge at Goodison Park.

Benitez has now been out of work for close to a month and, in speaking to an Italian newspaper, he has outlined his future plans.

Corriere dello Sport claimed that talk of the 61-year-old’s time with the Blues was deemed a ‘taboo’ subject during their interview.

However, Benitez still spoke about how he hopes to return to football management.

“With my staff, we are watching matches of the main four or five European leagues and we do analysis to see, with the latest technologies, big data, the news of the game,” said Benitez, who left the Blues with a 31.8% winning record.

“We want to be prepared for the future.

“Now, I need one or two months to recover, but next season I want to start again in a tournament where you can compete.

“Difficulties don’t scare me. On the contrary.”