Police are investigating a “threatening” banner which was apparently aimed at Rafael Benitez and hung close to the Spaniard’s Merseyside home.
An image shared on social media showed a white sheet with the words ‘We know where you live. Don’t sign’ – referring to Benitez’s possible appointment as the new boss of Everton.
There has been considerable opposition among some Everton supporters to the possibility of Benitez becoming Carlo Ancelotti’s successor at Goodison Park.
The banner was said to have been hung over a garden wall in the former Liverpool manager’s home village of Caldy – but police said it had been left outside the wrong property.
The 61-year-old won the Champions League and FA Cup with Liverpool in 2005 and 2006.