Unai Emery is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season after having spent two years at the club and bagging six trophies so far.
The three-time Europa League winner with Sevilla was given the task of getting Champions League glory to the cash-rich club, but in his two seasons, he failed to get to the quarter-finals after having lost to Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
Although it has been a productive year for the decorated manager after winning two trophies this season, he has decided to part ways with the club. In a press conference on Friday, the 46-year-old revealed that he has let the players know about his decision.
“I’ve told the players that I will leave. Thanks to the president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the sporting director Antero Henrique, the supporters and all the players for these two seasons,” said the former Sevilla manager.
He also stated that the club have a solid future in mind, and that star player Neymar wants to evolve with the club, quashing rumours that the Brazilian will leave in the summer.
“PSG have a solid project. Neymar wants to evolve and grow with the club,” added Emery.
The manager will be happy with his stint at the club, having helped them to six trophies, but the Champions League failure would bother him. Nonetheless he has achieved success as a manager at both Sevilla and PSG, and that has a bearing in his brand value.
It remains to be seen who replaces him at the French club. Thomas Tuchel and Luis Enrique remain as prime options for PSG.