Emery not distracted by Newcastle links

Villarreal club President Fernando Roig is convinced that current club manager Unai Emery is not distracted by the rumours linking him to the vacant managerial position at Newcastle United. 

Reports have emerged that have been linking the 49-year-old Spaniard with the Newcastle job following the takeover of PIF and the sacking of former Toon boss Steve Bruce.

Sky Sports reported that Roig, who has been the president of the Spanish outfit since 1997, said that he hasn’t heard anything from Newcastle and that he is sure Emery’s mind is not distracted by the rumours.

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? | Quote from Villarreal President Fernando Roig, on Unai Emery to #NUFC

“I’m sure that his mind is not drifting elsewhere. I know Unai has a contract with us and contracts are there to be fulfilled.”

[via @SkySports_Keith] pic.twitter.com/s8vJjObX0V

— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 2, 2021

Pictures courtesy of Sky Sports

Emery won Villarreal’s first ever trophy last season, beating Manchester United on penalties in the 2020/21 Europa League Final.

As a result, despite finishing in 7th place in La Liga last season, The Yellow Submarine has been able to compete in this seasons Champions League Group Stage, drawing Manchester United as one of the teams in their group.

Emery has previous experience in the Premier League, previously managing London club Arsenal. However, his time with The Gunners was not great, with poor style and results leading to his dismissal after 18 months in charge.

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