Unai Emery has thanked Sevilla for the three-and-a-half years he spent at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. ‘Part of my heart will always be Sevilla.’
Emery is to take over at Paris Saint-Germain now Laurent Blanc’s exit has been confirmed and Jorge Sampaoli appointed by the Europa League winners as Emery’s successor, the out-going Coach writing an open letter to Sevilla to say goodbye.
“I wake up every morning thanking Sevilla for three-and-a-half years, and we had great moments together. I arrived at a difficult time for the club after two years without Europe and it was very clear, Sevilla was my challenge,” Emery recalled, AS reports.
“When my staff and I arrived in 2013 I made a pact with the President: I promised to take Sevilla to the Champions League while he kept telling me I was supposed to play finals and win trophies. Today, we hear the Champions League anthem at the Sanchez Pizjuan for two consecutive seasons. And, in three-and-a-half years, we reached eight finals and won three trophies.
“I have only words of gratitude for the years of shared joy. Seasons in which our performance in an increasingly competitive League have allowed us to live unforgettable moments in Europe. Three consecutive Europa Leagues that made Sevilla and their fans the kings of the competition. On top of that my greatest satisfaction was seeing players grow for the benefit of the club an themselves.
“It’s difficult to close such a beautiful relationship to everyone’s taste. I wanted to do it in the most respectful and clear manner for the Sevilla fans, while only asking that I be respected. Thanks to the club, all the employees, fans and especially the players for their great work. A part of my heart will be Sevilla forever.”