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Tim Cahill sends Everton message as Rafa Benitez faces sack

Tim Cahill believes Everton must 'stabilise' themselves in order to finish the season strongly and build for the future.

Two goals in the space of 70 seconds in the first-half helped condemn the Blues to another defeat at the hands of Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.

Norwich took the lead when Michael Keane sliced a clearance past Jordan Pickford before Adam Idah added a second for Dean Smith’s side.

Richarlison would pull one back for Everton in the second-half, but it was too little too late for Rafa Benitez’s side.

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The defeat leaves the Blues just six points above the relegation drop zone and manager Benitez is also facing the sack.

The ECHO understands that Benitez's future at the club is in serious doubt, with talks taking place over the Spaniard’s future.

And although Cahill has stopped short of calling for Benitez to be sacked, he does believe his old clubs needs to remember who they are.

“Every club has its up and downs but now is all about knowing who we are and our capabilities,” the former Blues midfielder wrote on Twitter.

“Yes we've had a- lot of injuries and situations but best we stabilise and finish the season strong and then build for the future.”

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Speaking after his side’s defeat at Carrow Road, Benitez conceded his future as Everton manager is not in his hands.

He said: "I am a professional. "I have enough experience and I came here to fix issues that, maybe, are coming from five years ago.

"I have to make sure I analyse these kinds of mistakes we are making and avoid that for the future. Other things are not in my hands. I have to do my job."

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