Unai Emery has turned down the chance to be the next manager of Newcastle United and said he is ‘100 per cent committed’ to his current job at Villarreal.
Emery, who previously managed in the Premier League with Arsenal in 2018-19, confirmed after Villarreal’s Champions League victory over Young Boys on Tuesday that there had been interest from the English outfit.
“Villarreal is my home and I am 100 per cent committed to the club, Emery said.
“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.
Newcastle’s Saudi-backed new owners had hoped to have the 50-year-old Emery, appointed in time for Saturday’s Premier League game away to Brighton, Persecondnews.com gathered.