As per a report from Spanish outlet Marca, former Arsenal boss Unai Emery opted to turn down the opportunity to replace Marco Silva at Everton.
PL managerial changes
The last month has seen 3 of the Premier League’s top clubs come to the respective decisions to part with their managers.
First, Tottenham opted to dismiss Mauricio Pochettino, before appointing Jose Mourinho as his replacement.
North London rivals Arsenal then sacked Unai Emery, on the back of a 7-match winless streak.
Finally, last week, Marco Silva was given the boot by Everton, after the Toffees slipped into a relegation dogfight.
— Everton (@Everton) December 5, 2019
Emery rejects Everton
To this point, though, neither Arsenal nor Everton have opted to install new permanent tacticians on their respective benches.
Freddie Ljungberg and Duncan Ferguson have been tasked with interim duties at the Emirates and Goodison Park respectively.
The latter, meanwhile, has gotten his stint in charge of his former side off to an impressive start, with Everton having picked up 4 points across a pair of meetings with Chelsea and Manchester United.
Nevertheless, though, the search for a more experienced replacement for Marco Silva has long been rumoured to be underway, with recent reports having thrown a surprise name into the ring as a candidate to take up the reins at Goodison.
The individual in question? Unai Emery.
The Everton hierarchy are said to have made contact with the former PSG boss, to gauge his interest in making the move to Merseyside.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 9, 2019
As per the aforementioned update courtesy of Marca (via Sky Sports), though, Emery has decided against pursuing the manager’s post at Goodison Park.
The Spaniard appears set to take a break from the dugout for the time being.
Emery is also said to have rejected a pair of approaches from the Chinese Super League.