Unai Emery was asked about his Sevilla future in a radio interview and admitted he ‘never thought he’d be here this long.’
Emery’s name has for more than a year been linked with posts outside Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and while he told Radio Sevilla he was looking forward to the future with Los Rojiblancos, he also outlined circumstances in which he could leave.
“There are two parties. If one party doesn’t want it, it won’t be. If both parties want it, there won’t be a problem,” he said, Estadio Deportivo reports.
“What worries me is there is an acceptance of what we’re doing here, on one hand the results and on the other the chemistry. If it is there there’ll be reasons to continue.
“If either of those two fails, there’ll be a break and it will be impossible to continue. I’ve spent three years at Sevilla and never thought I’d be here this long.
“I don’t know how much longer I will be here. It remains to be seen with the acceptance of the club, the fans, the squad, with sustainable growth.
“I feel supported and excited, eager to improve and to do things. We’re going to think of every moment, and that will bring other moments.
“It’s too early [to ask if the cycle is over] because there is a lot remaining and we have to enjoy it, with strength and intensity.
“It’s been a difficult year. We started badly and I felt responsible for that mess. I looked for solutions but who would have wanted that Emery?
“We’re demanding without mortgaging the club. We have to overcome obstacles. I’ve discussed it with the President and Monchi. We’re more or less where we want to be but I think we can do more.
“We can’t recover the first five games but I’d say the League is the most important.
“I have a contract with Sevilla, I’m a Coach who has realised his dreams with Sevilla, who believes he can continue to grow at Sevilla, and typically I’d stay.
“I don’t want to stay eating prawns and drinking beer. I want to be required to work, to bring a smile to Sevilla. I smile in training because I see reasons to smile.
“I know where I want to be. I don’t know whether or not I’ll continue but my ideas is to work as if I’ll be here all my life. I’m not on the market.
“If I train 25 players and they don’t listen to me, I have to go, but if we are all one, we all go together. I want to grow at Sevilla and if not, I’ll go, just as the club wants to grow and, if it doesn’t, they’ll get rid of me.”