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Newcastle eyeing Emery for the managerial job

Tue 02 November 2021 | 11:22

The ex-Arsenal manager emerges as a favorite to take over the managerial role at Newcastle United.

Unai Emery

is in charge of

Villarreal

at the moment and to get him out of his contract, they will have to pay £5m for compensation.

Although the former

Arsenal

boss is happy with being at Villarreal, he is willing to hear

Newcastle United

.

The 49-year-old appears to have unfinished business in the Premier League after being dismissed from the Gunners in 2019. However, he admitted that he didn’t know anything about Newcastle’s interest.

"I don't know anything about Newcastle."

Newcastle are looking to appoint a manager by the weekend, before their battle against Brighton.

Emery joined Villarreal in 2020 and delivered Europa League victory in the 2020-21 season, vanquishing Manchester United on penalties in the final.

A source close to Paulo Fonseca told

Sky Sports News

that the Portuguese is unlikely to be Steve Bruce’s replacement.

Among the other candidates are Lucien Favre, Eddie Howe and Roberto Martinez.

Two weeks after the Saudi-Arabia backed £305m takeover of the club after a poor run of form at the beginning of the season, Bruce was sacked.

Graeme Jones has been assigned as a caretaker and was in charge when Newcastle suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of Chelsea.

They have yet to win a game in the Premier League, with four draws and six defeats in the last 10 matches. Sky Sport reporter:

"The favourite to take over from Steve Bruce, who was sacked two weeks ago, is Unai Emery.

"Things have moved on significantly since the weekend, that 3-0 defeat to Chelsea has made the owners realise they need to get someone in soon.

"Emery is currently under contract at Villarreal and it will take £5m worth of compensation to get him out of his current deal.

"Emery turns 50 on Wednesday so Newcastle will probably try and get some work done on his birthday and try and get him in before the weekend.

"There are others that Newcastle are still interested in should they not manage to land Emery, Roberto Martinez and Lucien Favre being two of them, but Emery is under serious consideration by the owners."

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