Unai Emery is not a bad coach, that much is clear. A poor coach does not win the Europa League three times and a poor coach does not continually improve a team like Sevilla while also having to sell their best players. It was a bit of gamble bringing him to a club with ambitions of the size of PSG but it was a noble idea, to give the job to a manager who was up and coming and clearly itching for a shot at the big time.
Unfortunately, both for the Spaniard and for the club, he has not done well and has clearly failed as PSG coach. Sure, he will likely lift some trophies at the end of the season but for PSG, the bottom line is that they haven’t gone far enough in the Champions League and for the clubs ambitious owners, that is the goal. If last season’s defeat to Barcelona after winning 4-0 at home was not bad enough, this seasons limp and lifeless defeat to a Real Madrid side currently struggling in La Liga proved that Emery is not cut out for a time of the size of PSG. The club are clearly looking to replace him, with a great deal of reports suggesting that they have already drawn up a shortlist of candidates that could take over.
It is always hard to predict the new manager market, it is one of the toughest bets to make in football owing to the fact things can change so quickly and it can be hard to see which way the wind is blowing. One of the best ways to keep a handle on new manager betting market is with sbat’s predictions which cover all the major leagues and all the major managerial changes. PSG’s managerial merry go round is about to pick up a new man, here are three possible replacements for emery, two from the shortlist and one wildcard.
He would arguably be the best manager to come in and take over. He has taken on Tottenham leaps and bounds turning them into one of the best and most exciting clubs in England on a relatively low budget. He is happy working with top talents and is ready for the step up to a club with PSG’s resources. The only issue is whether he would come.
After a pretty successful previous stint in Paris, Carlo could make a return. He didn’t have the best time at Bayern Munich but since leaving PSG he picked up a European cup at Madrid and would love to do so at PSG. He would be a calm and safe pair of hands after the gamble on Emery.
He has taken Shakhtar Donetsk to new heights all while playing fun and attractive football. He did a great job with the Brazilian players at the club and that will attract Neymar. He would be an Emery-like gamble but has shown he is a coach who is full of promise.