Remember Unai Emery? He was the one who managed Paris Saint-Germain when they finished second to AS Monaco in Ligue 1 and blew a 4-0 lead over FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.
After that stellar career in the French capital, Emery moved on to Arsenal FC in 2018 where he replaced Arsène Wenger but only lasted a little more than a year as he was sacked in November of 2019 due to poor results.
As reported by AS (via Football Espana), Emery turned down an inquiry from Real Betis as the Basque tactician doesn’t want to join a team mid-season and because the squad wasn’t put together with his needs in mind.
It’s not believed that Emery turned down the offer because of his previous history as manager of Sevilla FC, which is in the same city as Real Betis.
Emery is a three-time UEFA Europa League winner and he won several trophies with PSG, including the Ligue 1 title in 2017-18, two Coupe de France titles, and the 2016-17 Coupe de la Ligue.
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“Remember Unai Emery? He was the one who managed Paris Saint-Germain when they finished second to AS Monaco in Ligue 1 and blew a 4-0 lead over FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.”
A historical Monaco side with Kylian Mbappe in it while PSG was in turmoil with the team undergoing many changes (change of manager, Zlatan leaving, etc.) and managed to win Barcelona 4-0 which many would have considered impossible, only to be screwed over by UEFA. The same guy who won 3 Europa Leagues?
He was insane to take the Arsenal job though…
I gave him credit for the 3 Europa League titles but even if Monaco had a quality side that year, given PSG’s resources, they shouldn’t have finished second.