Sevilla chief: Emery is not on the market

by | 25/05/2016  97 Comments  [Jump to last]

Sevilla president Jose Castro says that Unai Emery is staying with the La Liga club despite reported interest from Everton and AC Milan.

Speculation has been mounting that the 44-year-old manager was set for talks with the Toffees this week as the Goodison hierarchy search for a successor to Roberto Martinez but Sevilla's head honcho is confident his man isn't going anyway.

Emery has steered Los Rojiblancos to three successive Europa League triumphs and has become one of Europe's most intriguing managerial candidates but has already indicated his happiness at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.

Nevertheless, there have been reports in the British press that the former Valencia and Spartak Moscow boss was keen to speak with Everton.

“The coach has understood our idiosyncrasies perfectly,” Castro said on Sevilla TV. “He is crazy about football, the hours he puts in, how he manages the squad. I say that now after being successful, but also at the start of the season.

“I can tell you he has said he is not on the market, and is not thinking about anything else.”

The field of potential candidates for the Blues' hotseat has been narrowing in recent days, with Jose Mourinho on the verge of joining Manchester United and Ronald Koeman reportedly set to sign new terms at Southampton.

Departing Ajax boss Frank de Boer is keen on talking to Everton while Manuel Pellegrini is very much in the frame after discussing the position with Farhad Moshiri. Lucien Favre, an "outsider" candidate mooted by the media, has become the new manager at Nice while it's been confirmed that Rafael Benitez will stay on at Newcastle United.  


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Garry Corgan
1 Posted 25/05/2016 at 18:53:48
It means nothing. If we wanted Emery and he wanted to come, it'd happen.
Ian Burns
2 Posted 25/05/2016 at 18:58:42
Blast; shit; rollocks – disappointed me? Yes. Each time I look down my drive from my balcony, I see Moyes walking up the damned thing and it is driving me to gin.
Jim Hardin
4 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:07:24
Funny. If true, it would be the one thing at Sevilla that isn't for sale then. Everyone knows that everything at Sevilla is for sale. It's how they operate.

What was he supposed to say anyway, come and get him? Make the inquiries, get permission to interview him, agree on the price, get him here, and start building the squad. Simple.

Rahul Sreekumar
5 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:10:06
Nothing a big fat cheque can't change!
Kev Hand
6 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:12:10
It's gonna end up being Moyes – nailed on.

Nobody else wants to come.

Nick Page
8 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:21:17
How does that phrase go....oh yer, MONEY TALKS. Not one of these has ever turned down the green for another gig.
Gavin Johnson
9 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:23:37
Now Koeman, Emery and Mourinho are out of contention we have to look at the more realistic targets.

De Boer and Pellegrini are favourites but I'd take a look at AVB and Bielsa too. Although we'll probably settle for Moyes such is the imagination and romantic streak of boys pen Billy

Tony Twist
10 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:24:43
One by one, as Everton crawl along, we lose prospective Everton managers. I thought this side of Everton would improve with Moshiri's money but no. Hurry up Everton or there will only be the dregs left.
Denis Richardson
11 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:26:11
So Koeman, Favre and Emery now seemingly off the shortlist. We seem to be down to Pellegrini, de Boer and...........Moyes.

One thing that's a little surprising is that we're taking this long to appoint anyone. Martinez was a dead man walking for a fairly long time so I would have thought the hunt for a new man would have been started a while ago. Can't help thinking that the new man has already been identified but for whatever reason cannot yet be announced, e.g. we have to wait until 01 June or something.

The bookies are non the wiser with the favourite changing from day to day so either the club know but have been amazing at keeping it stum or the reality is that the process really only started once Martinez was let go. If the latter then that is truly worrying as it would suggest they were thinking of keeping him on up until the last minute!

Martin Nicholls
12 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:30:06
Garry#1 - absolutely right
Finlay Robin
13 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:37:35
Koeman is still most likely to be the next Everton manager ...
Paul Kossoff
14 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:38:21
Another one we can cross off our wanted list, they really are dropping like flies now. But don't worry fellow blue's, uncle Bill has got thing's in hand and won't let us down.
Dave Lynch
15 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:39:44
I honestly, at this moment in time, fucking hate this club.

We have the opportunity to go big with the massive amounts of TV revenue, so what do we do?

We fucking dither and interview a serial loser in OFM, get a fucking grip Everton FFS!

Gavin Johnson
16 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:40:24
I hope so Finlay, but it's looking like he's used our interest to get an improved contract at Southampton.
Ian McDowell
17 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:41:09
Reminds me of the situation in 1997, we were licked with Klinsmann, Andy Gray, Wim Jansen and ended up with Kendall back for the 3rd time. Hopefully the board can decide on a target and make it happen next week.
Sam Hoare
18 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:42:57
Why is everyone surprised it's taking time?! Man Utd haven't even announced Mourinho yet and that's been a done deal for months.

If we wanted Nigel Pearson or dare I say it David Moyes then they'd already be a picture of them holding the scarf.

Aiming high and assessing the best candidates takes a little more time. Good things come to those who wait. Hopefully.

I think we will see one of De Boer, Emery or Pellegrini in by end of next week latest and any of those will do for me.

Gavin Johnson
19 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:50:26
Sam

Still time for Moyes to be holding up the scarf. Don't get carried away..We're not safe yet.

What about AVB, Sam?

Paul Kossoff
20 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:56:32
On the positive side, does this narrow it down to us approaching De Boer? I mean he actually does want the job according to his brother, so come on Bill, go get him.
Sam Hoare
21 Posted 25/05/2016 at 19:56:36
Maybe Gavin, though if he was first choice he'd have said yes by now.

I'd have AVB. Think he's very underrated and a smart cookie

Ian Bennett
22 Posted 25/05/2016 at 20:01:18
He's my preferred choice, although I think we'll get DeBoer.

I'd crank up the pressure and offer his agent ٢-5m a season. I can't see Seville or Milan matching that.

Dennis Ng
23 Posted 25/05/2016 at 20:29:58
Perhaps we can convince him to run down his contract and rethink next year, hire Pellegrini on a 1 year contract? LOL

I would take FdB. Pellegrini is decent but don't want a short term manager.

Sam, I agree AVB is underrated but there's something about his style that rubs everyone off the wrong way. Chelsea then Tottenham and now Zenit. If he is willing to be a co-manager, maybe, but do we know what's wrong with him and find someone to complement him?

Armando Canaj
24 Posted 25/05/2016 at 20:41:19
That's a sure sign of the club desperately trying to keep him.

He's on his way to manage EFC to a great era... School of Science PHASE 3...

Andy Walker
25 Posted 25/05/2016 at 20:54:51
Well, my stated top 3 from a couple of weeks back:

1 Mourinho
2 Koeman
3 Rafa


.. seem to all be off the agenda now. So as far as I'm concerned we won't be getting a premier manager.

So we'll now have to settle for either an untried or tested experiment in the form of De Boer, or a past his sell by date, in the form of Pellegrini

One positive, at least the Board aka Mosh, are taking their time this time around and not jumping into appointing the first thing that comes into their head.

Bob Cumiskey
26 Posted 25/05/2016 at 20:55:55
And then there was 3.
Pellegrini or FDB for me.
Either will do very nicely thank you.

This is a crucial appointment an I am pleased that the club are taking their time.

Mourinho, Koeman and Emery were never realistic targets in my opinion.

Mourinho always wanted MU, Emery has Champions League and Koeman has the Europa league and obviously likes Southampton , hence him signing a 2 year extension.

The board are taking their time and this reassures me that Moyes will not be getting the job.

Think about it, If they wanted to offer it to him why haven't they done it already? He is available and would accept the job in a heartbeat but he won't be getting it in my opinion.

Brian Harrison
27 Posted 25/05/2016 at 21:04:43
I really am hoping and praying that we can persuade Koeman not to sign a 2 year deal for Southampton for a reported 2.5 million a year.
Show some ambition Everton offer him £6 million make it impossible for him to turn us down. This man has had 2 very good seasons and he had half the team sold before he got there. He has eclipsed what Pochetinno did. This is not a gamble, he will go on to manage at the highest level.
The alternatives fill me with as much dread as when I heard we were talking to RM.
James Stewart
28 Posted 25/05/2016 at 21:06:36
Mancini, Pellegrini, Bielsa, De Boer still plenty of great options no need to scrape barrel.

It is concerning how long it is taking. We need to start rebuilding the squad asap.

Scott Hall
29 Posted 25/05/2016 at 21:28:47
They're going to do it to us aren't they... One by one our "preferred" targets will drop out of the race until ultimately there is only one man standing. A Cheshire Cat smiling Bill Kenwright, with a tear in his eye, and his arms wide open before clasping his hands together with a gasp of satisfaction...

"Today we are beyond delighted. We are ecstatic, truly blessed to welcome back the greatest manager in the history of this club. A man who, like I, in our darkest hour saved us from the brink and who gave us memories I replay in my mind every evening before I go to bed. What a moment. What a manager. Ladies and gentlemen. The best manager in Europe. Please welcome... Mr... David Moyes!"

You do this to me Everton and its goodbye. I'm dumping you.

Matt Garen
30 Posted 25/05/2016 at 21:38:25
Koeman and Emery don't fancy it, they are both in good jobs and in Europe. All that history ain't doing much for them. Pellegrini, De Boer and Moyes do and are all out of work. It will come from one of them. For where we are now Pellegrini would be an excellent choice.

Managed Real Madrid, got Villarreal to CL semi and Malaga to quarters. Has won the premier league and lots of city players praised him. The other year City scored about 150 goals. For 2 years he would be a good appointment. Others are a risk.

Joe O'Brien
31 Posted 25/05/2016 at 21:49:12
I'm thinking the same as alot on here. Wave a big fat cheque and that might totally change their stance. Moyes will defo not be getting the job. Thank fuck Rafa took himself out of the running today. We might still get our man in Emery and if we don't de Boer is a great 2nd option. Glad we are taking our time, it's the way to do it. No point and no need to rush into making a decision.
Matt Garen
32 Posted 25/05/2016 at 21:52:00
For all we know they have been hurrying up. Its not as if its all they have to do is ask and any manager will accept. Ronald Koeman doesn't care about Everton's history and neither does Unai Emery. Its a big job but sadly not a huge one anymore, theres about 8 higher profile jobs even just in England. Ps my views and opinion are not shaped by 20 years of mediocrity of the board and or the failure of David Moyes to win a trophy on a pittance of a budget. Just how it looks to me. Pellegrini would be a good start.
Stephen Coles
33 Posted 25/05/2016 at 21:54:06
I think it's gonna be Simeone! we are waiting till after the Champions League final!
James Flynn
34 Posted 25/05/2016 at 21:58:53
Could be one owner talking to another thru the press.

As Jim Hardin mentioned, if he's not for sale, he's the only employee who isn't.

Steve Powell
35 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:15:01
I still think no news is good news at the moment. It means that the recruitment process is being handled by the right people and not through the press like last time. At least we don't have a twat like Whelan involved, anyway.
Tony Twist
36 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:32:48
I can't believe that, taking it slow, is the best course of action. Securing players before the euros should be paramount and we can't do that without a manager. Arranging for pre-season and appropriate opponents without a manager is just restricting our preparation for next season and stopping the club from moving forward. it needs to be sorted urgently.
Cliff Jones
37 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:42:59
No mention of any names from Everton yet. They have rightly kept things close to their chest. We will know after the weekend. Our future manager is still busy I'm afraid. The media haven't got it yet!!!
Dan Davies
38 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:08:35
Jim Hardin@4, I like your style!
Damian Wilde
39 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:18:26
As they say in Liverpool 'devoed'.

Personally I'd go for Mike Walker.

Bob Parrington
40 Posted 26/05/2016 at 00:59:22
Job's probably already filled. Good business, behind closed doors with proper confidentiality!!???
Bob Parrington
41 Posted 26/05/2016 at 01:02:59
Sorry, I meant to add.... different business now that Mr Moshiri is at the club!!
Derek Thomas
42 Posted 26/05/2016 at 01:24:26
My biggest dread is we will end up with somebody so 'Meh' and thus make his only positive attribute... 'At least he's not Moyes.'
Andy Osborne
43 Posted 26/05/2016 at 03:47:42
The British press are very good at creating stories, hence creating sales.

Headline: Romours say Everton set to interview manager A.
Press: Manager A, are you interested in going to Everton?
Manager A: No, I'm about to sign a new contract.
Headline: Everton snubbed by Manager A.

Headline: Manager B says he would be interested in talking to Everton.
Press: have they spoken to you yet?
Manager B: not yet.
Headline: Everton snub Manager B.

Headline: Everton (want/want to talk to/make audacious approach for) Mourinho.
Press: Mr Mourinho, are there any substance to these reports?
Mr Mourinho: I cannot say. But I will be managing Man Utd, tomorrow.
Headline: Man Utd pay Mouriho $4 million to snub Everton.

Headline: Everton becoming desperate in manager search, as all of their targets say no.

Probably most of the names we are linked with are just press inventions. I just hope the one or two we are silently pursuing, are not Moyes.

Shane Corcoran
44 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:26:23
Good man Andy, a bit of sense.

Emery has just won the Europa League and is in the Champions' League next year with a team that he'll surely see as a work in progress but some Everton fans reckon that he'll go to Everton purely for a few quid more. Maybe he deserves more credit than you.

Koeman, the same. Everton are such a big draw compared to Southampton? I don't think so.

Add to that that all of this is pure media speculation. Everton haven't interviewed anyone officially.

I think some of us need a new hobby for June each year and then another one for July when we get so annoyed that nobody's been signed.

Two weeks to the Euros lads. Try to focus on that and enjoy it.

Tony Draper
45 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:52:27
Until ANY of our "prospective targets" get snapped up, they are STILL FAIR GAME !

So far, my greatest relief in us not appointing any manager is that we haven't appointed the wrong manager (eg. Dave "The Human TseTse Fly" Moyes).

Bit like waking up with a hangover in 'Vegas and finding you aren't married to a buffalo in a dress !

Matt Williams
46 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:04:00
I'm trying not to think that the nightmare scenario of Moyes coming back might happen. However, if he does, is it possible that, with the new regime and with a bit of dosh to spend, he might be an improved version? Hopefully he will be a bit more ambitious, wiser and will have learned from past mistakes.

Personally I think it would be a mistake but even Moyes has to be an improvement on the last idiot.

Iain Latchford
47 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:09:17
A presenter on ITV Granada claims she knows who it is but can't divulge it yet. You'll be glad to hear it's not Moyes.....(scroll down a bit)

https://www.facebook.com/LucyMeacockGranadaReports/?fref=nf

Tony Draper
48 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:19:47
Iains link:
Link
Tony Abrahams
49 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:29:41
Have the bookies closed the book on anyone?
Eugene Kearney
50 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:33:24
Bet she knows that it's an ex Man City manager !!!!
Mike Green
51 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:42:49
Tony - not yet, most firms as below:

Pellegrini 2/1 fav, FBD 7/2, Emery 4/1, Moyes 6/1, Koeman anything from 3/1 (but Betfair Exchange has just gone out to 30/1 on him so something must be going on....?), Giggs 12/1 (NEW!), MO'N 20/1, Hughes 25/1 etc.

Tony Abrahams
52 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:44:12
It's just that it's gone very quiet on Jochien Lowe, a World Cup winner. Who knows?
Mike Green
53 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:45:45
He's 90/1 on the exchange Tony, have done a fiver for fun :)
George McKane
54 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:45:51
The word around for the past week or so has been Pellegrini from different "sources" but like them all at the moment they are nothing but rumours. Hope it is sorted soon though.
Tony Abrahams
55 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:03:54
I was going to say I would love you to win Mike, but he's been out of club football, too long for my liking!

I just think that Pelligrini, would'nt be that interesting, not to me anyway. Not saying for one minute that Lucy knows the manager, but if nothing can be said at the minute, then it's got to be someone who is still in a job, surely?

Giggs? Lowe? Emery, or Simeone? Maybe Zinadene? Put a fiver on each of them Mike, edge your bets!!

Andy Osborne
56 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:21:34
Well, if a Granada reporter is saying she knows via her Facebook page, then maybe it's LVG or Pellegrini. Hope it's not Giggs, he's probably going to be a great manager one day but I don't fancy him learning his trade, with the inevitable mistakes, with us.
Andy Osborne
57 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:27:50
My resident Facebook and Twitter expert (I.e. My wife), has done extensive research on Lucy Meacock and says it is Pellegrini. My wife is never wrong, by the way!!
Tony Draper
58 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:35:21
TBH I'd rather have Lucy Meacock than "The Human TseTse Fly" !
Andy Osborne
59 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:43:09
I know I'm getting ahead of myself here but if it is Pellegrini then his long term assistant is Rubén Cousillas. He also had Brian Kidd as joint assistant at Man City. Lots of experience in that set-up.
Tony Draper
60 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:46:57
To clarify my last post, Manuel Pelligini is NOT "The Human TseTse Fly". I'm OK with gentleman Manuel.

Close observers already understand my aversion to gloom.

Tony Hill
61 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:54:47
Since we're all enjoying a bit of speculation, I'm one of those who would be happy with Pellegrini. He wouldn't lack for incentive and I suspect he would feel much freer to give things a proper go with us on his own terms. As Andy says, I'd also be happy to have Brian Kidd back at Goodison.
Iain Latchford
62 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:59:00
Odds starting to shorten now on Emery. The best you can get is 4/1 and as low as 2/1 now with Ladbrokes.
Andy Osborne
63 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:01:19
My Twitter expert says a contract offer is imminent. Let's see if Twitter is right!!

I would also be happy with Pellegrini. A nice safe, experienced pair of hands with the exciting possibility that he repeats past successes that he had with Villarreal and Malaga. Also we know he can manage egos. So Rom better beware!

Laurie Hartley
64 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:04:00
Pellegrini has conducted himself very well since being told he was being replaced.

He has an eye for a player and is very experienced and has won the Premier League and the League Cup.

The more I think of it, the more I like the idea.

John Louis Jones
65 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:04:07
Emery has a buy-out in his contract, so the director of Sevilla can say what he wants – if we match it, there is nothing he can do.

I have met Moyes a couple of times and he is a nice guy but I don't want him back. Say good bye to the youth system if he does.

You just never know with Everton – it could be somebody completely out of left field.

Jim Lloyd
66 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:10:42
George (54) The word around where? The pub or elsewhere. I wouldn't mind at all, if it is the ex City Manager, though I'm hoping that it's Frank de Boer.

Pellegrini does have a stylish look about him though; a bit like Arsene Wenger... yep, think he'd be a good un.

Paul Williams
67 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:24:32
Let's not get too carried away with Koeman's record. Somebody had to finish sixth this season. With Everton, RS and Chelsea off the pace it was between Stoke, Swansea and Southampton. Moyes took us to 6th pretty quickly and consistently from a lower start than Southampton. I'm not advocating Moyes. But let's just keep Koeman in perspective.
Shane Corcoran
68 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:26:22
Any manager that tries to take on Barcelona with a 4-4-2 formation should not be considered, in my opinion.
Andy Osborne
69 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:31:24
Well if Pellegrini can get Everton to the level were we are playing teams like Real Madrid, I'd be happy. Then maybe the likes of Pep would come to us!
Iain Latchford
70 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:36:11
You can get as much as 12/1 on Koeman at the moment, so if anyone thinks he's in with a shout now is the time to get on it.

The bookies can hardly split Pellegrini, de Boer and Emery.

Whatever happens the manager we do get will probably be absolute hoop, and whoever we knock back will go on to be brilliant somewhere else.

John Louis Jones
71 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:39:48
Mancini is 17/2 I would take him.
Les Martin
72 Posted 26/05/2016 at 13:02:28
Very strange this is becoming. Pellegrini and FdB appear to be both available, and on that basis you would assume if Everton were interested, then matters would shortly be brought to a head.

Of course we are not privy to what happens behind closed doors, and maybe they are waiting for someone or a situation to be cleared before making their proper move?

Nick Page
73 Posted 26/05/2016 at 13:24:52
There's a lad on twitter with pic of him and Moyes at Manchester Airport... had interview, says he hopes he gets the job.

Oh dear... Would be a huge step backwards. Can you imagine what a laughing stock we would be. Has fucking tightarse cheapskate Kenwright's name all over it, this.

Roy Steel
74 Posted 26/05/2016 at 13:33:43
I started off in the FdB camp but I am now leaning towards Pellegrini. I thought he was just a cheque book manager and didn't know about his history with other clubs, bringing through the kids, and good man-management skills, an eye for a player, and has been over the course and lives in the area.

A man of integrity and class; I think we could do a lot worse.

John Louis Jones
75 Posted 26/05/2016 at 13:51:29
#73 Nick, the lad is wind up, He posted the same pick to Villa fans a couple of weeks ago.

Here is one out of left field – Paulo Fonseca, Braga manager just won the Cup with them. Several reports on line that he will be interviewed.

Kieran Kinsella
76 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:00:59
We don't need another Braga, John, our last manager was all talk too.
Bob Parrington
77 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:04:55
Grapevine says Gus Hiddink as caretaker until Mr Moshiri gets his man!
Iain Latchford
78 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:09:40
Bob, what grapevine, and who is Moshiri's "man" ? Can't see that one happening.
Tony Draper
79 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:14:10
Nick @73
Hope to fuck that lad made sure that Eyore didn't miss the flight !
Nick Page
80 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:14:36
thanks John.

*takes deep breath*

The only reason I would ever have Moyes back would be if we had a stadium at the docks and it was 100% guaranteed to be built (had already broken ground) and we needed some stability/mediocrity for a couple of years to stay in the division. I could wait for that.

Dennis Ng
81 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:16:32
Bob 77, grapevines aren't enough rope for us to cling onto. We should all admit no one knows what is happening. Guus till our man arrives is a good idea, but I wouldn't expect Moshiri to swing that using grapevines.
Dennis Stevens
82 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:17:29
Nick [80], it's hard to imagine anybody ambitious enough to build that stadium being so unambitious as to appoint Moyes [fingers crossed!].
Nick Page
83 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:26:21
Agree Dennis but he knows the club and staff. And given the massive clearout job needed wouldn't need time to settle in. Moyes spent net £2m in 11 years and averaged 60 points. But it all went stale. Would he do any better with a load of cash?? Anyway, I'd only have him if that stadium gets the nod and it hasn't by any means so its a moot point.

The scary bit for me is actually someone like FDB coming in and needing to REPLACE the ten or so players straight off. Is the money there? Or is it contingent on selling Lukaku and Stones? Will it work out given the Euro's is also in the way?

Anyway, its Everton so there is no way we will get everything, and unlikely half of it.

Iain Latchford
84 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:28:37
There have been interviews...

Pellegrini insisted on smoking marijuana whilst wearing and large Rastafarian wig. Every time Moshiri asked a question he just said "Chill Winston". He's coming back next week.

Moyes had consumed 1.5 litres of Bell's Whisky. He held Moshiri up against the wall and threatened to "smash his face in" before breaking down in tears and crying for forgiveness into Bill Kenwright's lap. He's fled the country which is where these airport rumours have come from.

Emery couldn't speak a word of English and the interview turned into something like an episode of Fawlty Towers. Eventually Moshiri's patience ran out and he hit him over the head with a spoon.

Paul Kossoff
85 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:00:57
Matt 46,

'Moyes would be an improvement on the last idiot?'

But when Moyes went we all said, 'Martinez! Well he has to be an improvement on the last idiot.' And on and on it goes.

Guy Hastings
86 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:26:13
Guus in still Moshiri gets his man - it's Roy fucking Hodgson, isn't it!
Tony Draper
87 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:53:56
Matt @46.
Stop thinking like that, please.

You will, in the fullness of time, come to realise that decades are built upon moments.

Tony Draper
88 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:58:17
Guy @86
I'd prefer Roy Cropper.
Tony Draper
89 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:58:17
Guy @86
I'd prefer Roy Cropper.
Archie Bigalow
91 Posted 26/05/2016 at 18:17:07
When the flak starts flying we are over our target. Unai Emery it is.
Damian Wilde
92 Posted 26/05/2016 at 23:25:34
Probably rubbish but a few on Twitter are saying we've had talks with his agent and he is awaiting our next move.
Dennis Ng
93 Posted 26/05/2016 at 23:31:56
Nick 83, that's the BK Everton that he knows and we're trying to move away from that. That and the bad blood he started after he went to United, not a good combo.

Damian 92, keeping my fingers crossed and hoping we'll just land this one and done our managerial business for many years to come. I think we can compete financially but that one year left on his contract is tempting for him, he might want to see it out then move.

Brian Wilkinson
95 Posted 27/05/2016 at 04:23:20
Same as I have said on a different thread, my guess is we already have the manager in place, where better to break the news and parade him than at Goodison Park Sunday before the fight.

I will be surprised if it is not Pelagrini.

Colin Metcalfe
96 Posted 27/05/2016 at 05:59:01
Brian #95 I don't think that's going to happen but maybe we are waiting until after Saturday nights events .... A certain final in Milan ?
Ps . I would be disappointed if it is Pellegrini , can't help feeling that it would be a lazy appointment , don't get me wrong the guy has credentials but he is out work because City didn't want him anymore , he lives in the north west and clearly interested in the job , surely we can cast the net a bit wider ?
Stewart Lowe
97 Posted 27/05/2016 at 11:45:56
My fear is that although I want the best person in place, the longer it goes on the less chance we will have of competing with all those big clubs looking to strengthen their squads with mega money behind them and that would mean our new billionaire owner would count for nothing.
Stewart Lowe
98 Posted 27/05/2016 at 12:02:28
Can all the Pellegrini fans please keep quiet or do one. I just don't get the attraction????? Firstly he is the wring age and he always looks unwell and wouldn't surprise me if he had current health issues. I'm not ageist but I want a younger ambitious man in place.

Pellegrini has blown £300m on bang average players such bony, Mangala, Navas, fernando, fernandhino etc and came 4th. We don't have £300m for him to squander. Man city were lucky to finish 4th and only have Agueros goals to thank for that but Pellegrini didn't buy him. People argue 4th was because the team new Guardiola was coming and wasn't playing for the club. Rubbish, they have to play out of their skins to be in Guardiolas eye.

A Pellegrini defence was almost as bad as ours so no ooooooooo thanks. Garbage

Sam Hoare
99 Posted 27/05/2016 at 12:21:47
'Can all the Pellegrini fans please keep quiet or do one.'

What a bizarre thing to say on a football forum.

Gareth Clark
100 Posted 27/05/2016 at 12:24:20
Stewart back at it hahaha

I wouldn't mind Pellegrini, but would much prefer De Boer.

But saying Bony, Fernandhino, Fernando and even though I don't like him much, Navas - are 'bang average' is just wrong.

Fernandhino especially is absolute class! And Bony is just unlucky to be sitting bench behind Aguero and the star find, Iheanacho.

Damian Wilde
101 Posted 27/05/2016 at 15:39:23
I would love Emery. I don't want Pellegrini. City fans say he is a slightly better Martinez.

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