By Jon Essien
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi could work under new manager Rafa Benitez at Everton after the sudden departure of Carlo Ancelotti.
The Toffees have been on the hunt for a replacement for Ancelotti who moved to Real Madrid at the start of this month.
According to reports, majority shareowner Farhad Moshiri has indicated interest to speak to Benitez’ representatives, with several other managers reportedly considered for the vacant role.
Whoever takes over at the Merseyside Blue will be looking to improve on Everton’s 10th place finish last term in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Benitez remains a controversial figure when Everton is concerned.
The former Liverpool boss is clearly the object of repulsion from Blues fans, and seemed to have worsen the case when he referred to Everton as “a small club” back in 2007 during his tenure at Anfield.
But the former Chelsea gaffer has since tried to apologize for those comments.
The Spaniard has enjoyed stints in Italy, Spain before returning to England with Newcastle United and then most recently in China.
Iwobi will not be the first Nigerian to take instructions from Benitez, should the Spaniard become the chosen candidate for the Toffees’ job. The 61-year-old has previously coached ex-internationals, Mikel Obi and Victor Moses at Chelsea.