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Rafael Benitez: Everton board meeting to discuss manager's future after defeat to Norwich


The Everton board are discussing Rafael Benitez's future this evening after the club's 2-1 defeat at Norwich.

The Toffees have won just once in the Premier League since September and are 15th in the table, six points above the relegation zone and Sky Sports News understand that tonight's meeting is the latest in a series between the board and owner Farhad Moshiri.

Former Liverpool manager Benitez was appointed by Moshiri as Everton boss last summer but the Spaniard has failed to win over the Goodison Park faithful.

Everton fans displayed a banner calling for his exit during Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Norwich. The same banner was also unfurled at their 3-2 FA Cup third-round win at Hull.

Image: Everton fans unfurled a protest banner against Everton manager Rafael Benitez at Norwich on Saturday

Everton have lost nine of their past 13 league games, including a 4-1 home defeat by Merseyside rivals Liverpool and a 5-2 home defeat against relegation strugglers Watford.

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BENITEZ'S RECORD

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Everton have conceded the first goal in 16 of their 22 games in all competitions this season, including each of their last 9 games.

Everton have won just 19 points from their 19 league games this season - only twice previously have they had fewer at this stage of a Premier League campaign (17 in 1997-98 and 2005-06).

Everton's next fixtures

January 22: Aston Villa (H) - Premier League

February 5: Brentford (H) - FA Cup

February 8: Newcastle (A) - Premier League

February 12: Leeds (H) - Premier League

February 19: Southampton (A) - Premier League

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