Former Arsenal gaffer not interested in Everton top job: Good decision for all parties?
If reports in Spain are to be believed, Unai Emery has turned down the chance to join Everton as their next manager. The Spanish manager was sacked by Arsenal on 29th November following the Gunners' dismal run of form under him. And inside two weeks' time, he was offered an opportunity to make a return to the Premier League by Everton.
It is claimed that the Spaniard is targeting a return to management following his dismissal from Arsenal but rejected the opportunity to make a comeback to the Premier League despite Everton offering him the chance.
As per reports in Spain, Everton were the first club to make an offer for the former PSG manager but not the only one. It is believed that Emery has thanked the Everton board for their interest in his services but he told them that he needs some time to decide the next move in his career.
He is also believed to be against the idea of landing another job in the Premier League so soon after leaving Arsenal due to his immense respect for the north London giants.
Apart from the Everton offer, the Spaniard was also believed to have had approaches from two Chinese Super League sides but Emery did not entertain either of of them.
Emery is believed to be looking to win titles at the club he goes next and at Everton, it looks really unlikely. Also, he is not much interested in moving out of Europe.
As per The Atlantic, Emery held talks with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright and majority shareholder Farad Moshiri in London. Marco Silva was sacked by the Toffees following the 5-2 defeat at Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.
Everton have confirmed that interim boss Duncan Ferguson will remain in charge for this weekend’s clash with Manchester United. The former Goodison Park hero got off to a fantastic start last Saturday as interim boss by beating Chelsea 3-1.
Ferguson certainly has lifted the players' morale as well as that of the fans and it was visible in the first game of his charge. It is thought that he will continue as the interim manager while the Toffees look for their next boss.
Mikel Arteta, David Moyes and Carlo Ancelotti have all been linked with a switch to Goodison Park but Ancelotti is the preferred choice which is hardly a surprise. It would be interesting what the Italian's response will be to the Merseyside club if they indeed make an offer for him.
Featured Image credits- Sky Sports