03/11/2021; 4:26 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Emery has always held a desire to return to the Premier League.
Villarreal and former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has given the strongest hint yet of leaving Villarreal for Newcastle. The Spaniard, who led Villarreal to a Europa League triumph, defeating Manchester United in the final, has hinted at a possible departure from the Spanish side. Newcastle are searching for a manager, and the Spaniard looks likely to be their man.
Newcastle have been rather silent since the recent takeover was completed. The club is still without a manager, with several names popping up.
With links to several managers following the sacking of Steve Bruce, none is yet to arrive at the club. With the new cash coming in, Newcastle has the means to compete with the wealthiest clubs for players. It looks like a manager capable of handling the project on their hands is all that remains.
Unai Emery had a forgettable 18 months at Arsenal. The Spaniard has refused to let go of the past as he still dreams of returning to the Premier League someday. Emery has been on the lookout for an opportunity to return to the Premier League.
Speaking in an interview last year, Emery spoke of the energy and desire in the Premier League. He added if a good project in England surfaces with ready support for him that he is available. He also praised the attitude of the fans in England.
According to the multiple Europa League winner, despite hailing from San Sebastian, the attachment to football in England is deep like a church. He believes it is marvelous and the loveliest thing there is.
The search for a new manager by Newcastle may be the right opportunity for Emery to make his wish come through.
The search seems over as a new era is about to kick off at the club.
As per the Mirror, Newcastle look set to announce Unai Emery as their new manager amid his previous admission of a desire to give the Premier League another go.
Emery still has a contract at Villarreal, who are still in the Champions League, but Newcastle will have no problems tableing an eye-turning offer for him. With less than six months into the new season, the 49-year-old may cut short his adventure at Villarreal to pick up the mantle at Newcastle.
Emery will have to do more than bring laurels to Newcastle. He will have the added burden of the negative light cast on the club following links to Saudi Arabia and its poor human rights record and the involvement of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman at the club.