Both Arsenal and Chelsea are on the lookout for new managers, but a top target has revealed that he hasn’t received any offers from anywhere yet.
With Arsene Wenger announcing his departure after 23 years with Arsenal and Chelsea’ watching a rather terrible non-Champions League season under Antonio Conte, both clubs have started the search for a brand new manager. However, despite that, while Arsene Wenger’s departure has been confirmed, Antonio Conte on the other hand still has another year left on his contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit before he officially leaves.
That said and done, the Blues have still been linked with the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Luis Enrique, Thomas Tuchel(before PSG signed him), Unai Emery and many others. But according to the former PSG manager Unai Emery, he has received no offers from either Arsenal, Chelsea or even any other club that has been reported to be interested in signing him.
The former Sevilla manager was recently let-go by PSG despite winning both the Ligue 1 title and the French Cup with the Parisian giants this season. However, many have suggested that given PSG’s massive spending during last summer’s transfer window, the Ligue 1 giants were expecting a Champions League final or even semi-final place, with them getting knocked out by Real Madrid in the round of 16.
But despite his short-comings with PSG, Emery has a good track-record in Europe’s biggest stage winning the Europa League in three consecutive seasons with Sevilla. Not only that, Emery has gone on to win 328 of the 607 games he has managed. “I have no offer,” he revealed in an interview with Goal.com. “Possibilities open up that can be concrete or not. I am open to everything. I don’t think about stopping coaching.
I am calm. I will speak with my staff, my family, my son also who is very knowledgeable about the football world. But I am calm. We will see what is best. I like football. I am passionate about football, about managing. I thank all the teams that I have managed. And if other teams come in with other opportunities, I will study them. We will wait.”
Arsenal needs someone who can usher in a brand new era and thus shouldn’t target someone to fill Arsene Wenger’s shoes. Because shoes that big won’t be able to be filled with just one manager, just ask Manchester United. What the Gunners and maybe even Chelsea need is someone to stabilize the team and lead them back into Champions League football.