Unai Emery was relieved from his duties by Arsenal at the end of last month, after a disastrous 18-month spell. However it seems that his stocks are still high, as Everton are understood to have held talks with the Spaniard.
Chairman Bill Kenwright and majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri seems to be keen on recruiting Unai Emery. This is because, they see him as someone who can steer the ship. They also view him as someone who can command respect in the dressing room straight away. Although the 48-year old Spaniard might have struggled at Arsenal, his CV still ranks amongst the top ones in Europe. It is been boosted bt the multiple trophies he won in Spain and France.
However, it’s not a single horse race for the Goodison Park. Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti, Shanghai SIPG boss Vitor Pereira and unemployed former Everton man, David Moyes along with Unai Emery makes it a formidable four fighting for the top post.
And even though Emery has held talks with the Toffees but he wants to take his time in deciding his next venture after his last failure. Even though Emery is very interested in a Premier League return, it’s not as if he has closed the other doors. As he’s also ready to take on a job in his homeland, Spain, as well as in Italy.
It’s reported that Unai Emery is still learning English, as he believes it can improve his communication skills. That was supposedly was one of the major reasons why he struggled at the Emirates.
Personally speaking, though he may just be an underwhelming signing for a club like Everton. The Goodison faithfuls likes the more expressive and expensive style of football. And they might not see Unai Emery’s tactical nuances in the best light. Something which has happened most recently with Sam Allardyce.
Unai Emery understands that another major failure can severely harm his already damaged reputation as a top manager. And would be vary of the fact that English soil isn’t the most easily to dominate. Instead an opportunity at a club like Napoli would be better suited to him. As the Italian are arguably more open to a defensive and conservative style of play.