RAFA BENITEZ is the amazing new name in the frame to replace Ronald Koeman at Everton.

The former Liverpool chief is high up on the list of potential successors to Koeman if he is fired by majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.

Toffees’ players are now convinced it is only a matter of time before Koeman loses his job at Goodison Park.

An approach for Benitez, who led Merseyside rivals Liverpool to Champions League success in 2005, would be a remarkable move for Everton.