Unai Emery Rejects Newcastle United Manager Job

Unai Emery Rejects Newcastle

It is now confirmed that Unai Emery rejects Newcastle United and is staying at Villareal. The rejection is a huge blow to the new owners who were hoping to get a big name in place before the weekend’s game against Brighton and Hove Albion but they now have to go back to the drawing board.

Unai Emery Rejects Newcastle United Job

New Owners Struggling to Find New Manager

Unai Emery confirmed on Wednesday, November 3, that he will not be taking the manager’s job at Newcastle United and will remain at Villareal. Emery confirmed to Fernando Roig the owner of the Spanish club that he was flattered by talk of a move to the new richest club in the world but wants to remain at the club.

Marca report that Emery contacted Roig on Wednesday morning following his side’s 2-0 victory over Young Boys of Switzerland in the Champions League. That victory has put Villarreal level on points with Manchester United, who needed another rescue mission from Cristiano Ronaldo to earn a point against Atalanta.

Stability at Villarreal Better Option Than Relegation Battle

When it was reported that Emery was on the top of the list for the Newcastle job there was a feeling that it would be a foregone conclusion he would move to the North East club but he has turned his current team into a Champions League club and remaining has ultimately turned out to be a more attractive proposition than joining a club facing a relegation battle with no certainty that he can keep them up.

The new owners have so far not brought anyone in around them with a football background and even at this early stage it is starting to look like Newcastle once again are in a situation where people with grand ideas have forgotten the one thing needed to run a successful club and that is knowing the game itself.

The new owners must now return to the drawing board and hope they can employ a manager who is willing to take a role that has so much uncertainty around it.


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