Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has unveiled that he is not leaving Villarreal for Newcastle despite their talk.
The Villarreal manager who was in talks with Newcastle over replacing Steve Bruce at St James’ Park; said in a statement: “Villarreal is my home and I am 100 percent committed to the club”
Unai Emery disclosed this to clear the doubt of leaving Villarreal to become Newcastle United manager, despite holding talks with the club.
The former Arsenal boss held talks with Newcastle’s hierarchy earlier this week but held reservations about joining the club despite being their No 1 choice to replace Steve Bruce.
In a statement released on Villarreal’s Twitter account, Emery said: “For all the noise there was yesterday in another country, within the club there has been transparency and loyalty with the Roig family, that for me is most important.
“Villarreal is my home and I am 100 percent committed to the club.
“Honestly, I am grateful for the interest shown by a great club but am also even more grateful to stay here, and I have communicated to Fernando Roig my decision to want to continue as part of this project and for the commitment and respect that I have received from the club and my players, it is mutual and reciprocated.
“I also want to show gratitude for the love and support that has always been shown to me. This Sunday we have a very important game and I hope that together we can achieve victory, We will see you in the Estadio Ceramica.”
Addressing newsmen after leading Villarreal to a 2-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday, Emery unveiled there was “interest” from Newcastle.
He said: “There has been an interest from Newcastle, that is all.
“No offer yet, which will have to be to me and to the club. There is nothing else. Before saying yes or not, I will talk to the club.”
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