Unai Emery looks set to remain coach of Seville after rejecting an offer to move to West Ham United, according to reports in Spain. The Sevilla manager has decided to complete the year remaining on his contract at the Andalusian club. On the other hand, Sevilla are set to offer Unai Emery an improved contract to keep him from West Ham’s clutches.
Emery guided Sevilla to Champions League qualification by winning this season’s Europa League and may well stay in Spain. For several months, it is reported that Emery is a strong contender to replace Sam Allardyce in the Upton Park hot seat next season. The Londoners had hoped Emery, who flew to London earlier this week, would agree to replace former boss Allardyce whose contract at Upton Park was not renewed at the end of the season. But Sevilla want to keep Emery and talks over a new deal for the manager have commenced.
The Spaniard started his coaching career by retiringfromLorca Deportiva CF at the age of 32, after one season in SegundaDivisión B.He subsequently embarked on a managerial career, spending several seasons in La Liga with Valencia, where he led the team to several third-place finishes.Emery left the Valencia in June 2012, after repeating the league position. Emery returned to his country on 14 January 2013, replacing sacked Michel at the helm of Sevilla. After finishing the 2014–15 campaign in fifth place, one point behind former club Valencia, Emery again won the Europa League, thus qualifying for the following Champions League.
Emery has established a reputation as one of Europe’s most highly rated bosses, winning successive Europa League titles. Sources in Sevilla have indicated that Emery would prefer to stay with the La Liga club for at least one more season, particularly with the prospect of Champions League next season.Emery has decided to ignore the advances of Napoli, who want him to replace RafaBentiez, and Premier League side West Ham. Emery has decided to stay with the La Liga club who have enjoyed back-to-back triumphs in the Europa League, and will be playing in the Champions League next season.
Meanwhile, West Ham United have not given up on managerial target Unai Emery, despite Napoli’s attempt to hijack their interest.Like Napoli, West Ham can only offer Europa League football, but are willing to blow their rivals out of the water by offering him more than £3million a year.West Ham, who are moving to the Olympic Stadium in 2016, are expected to turn their attention to Croat SlavenBilic and Marseille’s Argentinian coach Marcelo Bielsa.