Saints Target Resigns From Current Club !
Monday, 13th Jun 2016 09:26
Saints target Unai Emery has informed his club Sevilla that he wishes to leave, but will his next destination be St Mary's ?
Unai Emery would be the first choice to succeed Ronald Koeman for many Saints supporters and that perhaps moved a step closer when the Spanish manager tendered his resignation to Sevilla yesterday.
Sevilla seem quite relaxed about his departure perhaps suggesting that they have been aware of the situation for some time and they announced at the same time they themselves are in negotiation with Jorge Sampaoli who until January was national team manager of Chile.
This turn of events suggest that Emery is about to sign up wit another club, but is it Saints or Paris St Germain.
Early reports suggest that it is the French club, although Emery has expressed a desire to manage in the Premier League, indeed he is said to have held talks with Everton last month before turning them down, the lure of PSG would seem to be greater, in that although they have dominated the French League having won it for the past four seasons, they are desperate to land the Champions League and are willing to spend big to do it.
They are therefore willing to pay Emery big bucks to do it, however perhaps the Spaniard will be disuaded from a move to the Parc Des Princes in the fact that PSG are walking the French League and that will not be a challenge, his task would be solely to land that Champions League trophy.
Either way it seems that in a day or so we will know whether Emery is Southampton bound or is out of the running.
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