Benitez’s last stint in the Premier League was with Newcastle United from 2016 to 2019.
He stole of hearts of Magpies supporters but departed amid frustrations with owner Mike Ashley’s reluctance to back him in the transfer market.
In an interview since he described Ashley as “a businessman who I don’t believe really cares about his team.”
Benitez will likely receive financial backing from Everton, though, who are looking to breach into European football.
As the club nears a move into its new stadium, Farhad Moshiri will likely continue to inject funds into what is Everton’s most exciting squad in years.
Benitez could be the man to take them to that next step, but until then, he’ll have to work hard to win over many supporters.