Unai Emery has been out of work since he was sacked by Arsenal last November, but he says his next position will likely be in La Liga.
Unai Emery’s Arsenal career will pass into Gunners folklore, but for all the wrong reasons. What started as a promising journey ended with the former PSG manager facing embarrassing moments left and right, with Arsenal being dominated in every single match they played in – no matter the level of the opponent.
Does anyone remember how many shots the superb Bernd Leno was being forced to save every week under Unai Emery? Yeah, that was the peak of the mess.
Anyways, Arsenal made the right decision to sack Emery, although they probably should’ve done it after the disastrous end to the 2018-19 campaign when the Gunners failed to qualify for Champions League football despite being in a great position with just a few weeks to go, and when they got battered by Chelsea in the Europa League final.
Now, Unai Emery is jobless, although he was reportedly interviewed for the vacant Everton position soon after his Arsenal departure, although the Toffees, of course, opted for Carlo Ancelotti instead.
When asked about his future management endeavors, Emery refused to rule out a move back to the Premier League, but conceded that his next move will likely be to La Liga in his home country of Spain.
This makes the most sense, as Emery has faced communication issues in each of his last 2 jobs abroad – at PSG and Arsenal – where he reportedly failed to get his ideas across with enough detail and struggled in his press conferences as well.
Despite this, Emery should be praised for his constant willingness to do press conferences in a new language, and some of the remarks made against his accent were unnecessary from fans.
The Spaniard’s man-management has also been very poor throughout his career, and he seems to have formed bad relationships everywhere he has been, especially with players.
Emery remained a class act throughout his Arsenal tenure, even when things weren’t going his way, but some of the comments he has made about the club since departing have been very questionable, with almost malicious intent.
It would be interesting to see Unai Emery back on the touchline again, and La Liga would be the best place for him to get his career back on track.