RAFA BENITEZ has lost none of his competitive edges – just ask his teenage daughter Agata.
The pair became fierce rivals across the chessboard during the coronavirus lockdown.
And when Benitez’s wife Montese demanded to know why her husband never allowed Agata to get the better of him, it revealed a streak that should pacify those Everton fans who have questioned how a former Liverpool manager can now be in charge of Goodison.
Benitez survived three years at Newcastle and spent another couple putting millions in his bank account with Chinese club Dalian.
But the 61-year-old believes he has another decade in management to deal with the unfinished business of winning.
“My CV is there for anyone to see,” said Benitez.
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