Unai Emery has officially confirmed that he is not going to be the General Manager of Newcastle United, a Franchise that is on the verge of relegation in the Premier League. Emery said that he is only committed to Villareal for the time being and that despite being approached by the Newcastle management, he didn’t give his assent for the job. He referred to Villareal as his home and thanked the Villareal management for their transparency and loyalty.
I am grateful for the interest of a great club, but even more grateful to be here. No matter how much noise there was yesterday in another country, within the club there was transparency and loyalty with the Roig family and with my squad, and for me, it is the most important thing. Villarreal is my home and I am 100% committed. That is why I communicated to Fernando Roig my decision to want to continue being part of this project because of the commitment and respect that I perceive from the club and from my players, which is mutual and reciprocal.
Unai Emery, General Manager, Newcastle United