Report reveals the clause that forced Unai Emery to turn down the Newcastle United job

Arsenal Manager Unai Emery was sacked.
Arsenal Manager Unai Emery was sacked.

Newcastle United were linked with a move for the Villarreal manager Unai Emery as a replacement for Steve Bruce but the Spaniard has backed out of the job.

According to Mirror, former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is currently in pole position to land the Newcastle job.

Apparently, Emery turned down the job offer because there was a clause in his contract which would allow the club hierarchy to sack him if Newcastle failed to beat relegation this season.

The Premier League side are currently 19th in the league table and they are yet to pick up a single win.

It is understandable why the Villarreal manager has turned down the offer.

His position is well settled and secure at the Spanish club and it wouldn’t make any sense if he left that for a job without any long term security.

There is no doubt that the Spaniard is a quality manager who is done well across Europe but Newcastle are in a precarious position and it wouldn’t be surprising if they were relegated at the end of the season.

Emery would then be out of a job and therefore it is normal that the manager decided to look out for his long term future.

It will be interesting to see if Newcastle ends up appointing Eddie Howe as their manager in the coming weeks.

Apparently, the club hierarchy were very confident of securing the Spaniard as their new manager and they scrapped the final round of interviews planned with other candidates this week.

However, the termination clause in every contract has jeopardised the move and the Premier League club will now have to look at other contingencies.