The Times are reporting that Newcastle United have now struck a deal to bring Unai Emery to St James’ Park.
They claim that a £5m compensation package has been agreed between Newcastle United and Villarreal for Emery’s services, also revealing details of the contract he is expected to sign on Tyneside.
It’s said he will sign a THREE-year deal at the club – which includes an option to extend by a further year, potentially keeping him at Newcastle until 2025.
Martin Hardy (The Times) also writes that he looks set to take charge of our upcoming clash with Brighton on Saturday, with his official appointment expected to be announced in the coming days.
The report states that Eddie Howe had been considered, however it seems Emery impressed the new NUFC board during a Zoom call held last Friday and looks set to become Steve Bruce’s long-term replacement.
It remains to be seen if he’ll take charge of Villarreal’s UCL clash with Young Boys tonight, however Sky Sports have suggested he could lead the La Liga side for the final time before travelling to Tyneside tomorrow.
With us second bottom, without a win in 10 league games and six points from safety, let’s hope this news is true – and followed by a big win this weekend!
A top manager with unfinished business in England and a clear sign that our new owners have the ambition required to achieve more than just Premier League safety in the coming seasons.