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Newcastle board pushing for Unai Emery

A major update has emerged on Newcastle’s managerial pursuit, regarding Spanish head coach Unai Emery.

What’s the talk?

Sport1 journalist Patrick Berger has claimed that the Villarreal boss is now the favourite to replace Steve Bruce at St. James’ Park and the board are pushing to get a deal done for the Villarreal manager.

He wrote:

“Unai Emery favorite now to become the new manager of Newcastle United, sources telling @SPORT1. #NUFC board pushing as they want to present the former Arsenal boss in the next international break. @NUFC keen to pay a huge transfer fee to get Emery out of his Villarreal contract.”

Would Emery be a good appointment?






This major update from Berger will surely leave Newcastle fans feeling ecstatic, for several reasons. Firstly, it shows that the board are willing to sanction big money to attract a good manager during the upcoming international break.

Supporters will want the situation to be resolved as quickly as possible to stop the gap between them and the rest of the clubs in the Premier League from growing larger, which is why they will be happy to see decisions being made. The board want to get it done within the next two weeks and are willing to spend the money in order to do so.

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Secondly, they should be delighted by the prospect of Emery taking over in the dugout. He has proven his quality as a coach throughout his career, winning four Europa League trophies, two French Cups and one Ligue 1 title.

Last season, he led Villarreal to 7th in La Liga and the Europa League title while he has never finished lower than 9th in a campaign in his career. He was sacked by Arsenal as they sat eighth after 13 games in the 2019/20 season, but did lead the Gunners to fifth the previous year and the final of the Europa League – losing to Chelsea. Additionally, his experience of working with a wealth of cash at PSG should also be an appealing factor for the Toon Army.

This suggests that he has the quality as a manager to bring Newcastle up the table and push for a top-half finish in the long-term. He has also proven that he can set his side up to win trophies and Magpies fans should be excited by the thought of a long run in the FA Cup, for example, in the second-half of the season. Hopefully, PIF can now get this deal over the line ahead of the break.

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