EVERTON brutally sacked Rafa Benitez in a brief 40-word statement.
The ruthlessly direct announcement comes after just 19 Premier league games in charge for Benitez, 61.
Angry Toffees fans demanded the sacking of the ex-Liverpool boss after their surprise defeat to relegation contenders Norwich on Saturday.
The statement was posted on the club’s official website less than 24 hours after the loss at Carrow Road.
It read: “Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafael Benitez as First Team manager.
“Benitez, who joined Everton in June 2021, has left the Club with immediate effect.
“An update on a permanent replacement will be made in due course.”
Given his Anfield past, The Spaniard’s spell at Goodison Park was cursed from the beginning.