Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery has stated that he will be open to a return to the Premier League in the future.
“I am open to coaching. In Spain, in England, in Italy, in France, elsewhere, but if you ask me where I think I will be, I think I will be closer to the Spanish league,” Emery told Eurosport’s Confinados.
The 48-year-old had been linked to a move to Everton before Carlo Ancelotti arrived at Merseyside, but Emery had admitted that he would be more likely to manage in his native Spain than in the Premier League: “After four years if I have a good chance to return to Spain and I feel like it, I want to face it.”
Despite this preference, Emery also shows signs of bending toward Premier League:
“The first objective is to return next season, but if I can’t find anything that fits what I hope for or reaches my heart, I will wait.
“Everton was interested in me and I thought about it. I didn’t say no, we also had a three-hour interview.”
The Spaniard replaced Arsene Wenger in the Emirates dugout in 2018, but lasted less than two years before being sacked in November after a poor run of form. Emery won 43 of his 78 games as Arsenal’s boss, guiding the Gunners to the Europa League final last season.