As Everton look for a new manager to replace Macro Silva, there has been talk of interest in Unai Emery and it seems like he might have a clause in his termination agreement similar to Mauricio Pochettino’s.
When Spurs sacked Pochettino to kick-off the Premier League manager domino show, they inserted a clause in their agreement that said he had to pay back all his compensation should he take a job with another Premier League side before the end of the season.
It seems like Arsenal might have a similar clause in Unai Emery’s agreement, too.
Earlier today [Tuesday] it was reported that Everton had moved more towards Vitor Pereira instead of the former Arsenal wastrel.
Pereira, however, has now ruled himself out of the running.
In a Daily Telegraph article this morning, about Everton closing in on the Shanghai SIPG FC manager, I spotted a throwaway line about Arsenal and Emery.
“Contact has also been made with Unai Emery, who was dismissed by Arsenal,” wrote Jason Burt and Matt Law.
“The London club would be saved a big compensation bill if Emery made an immediate return to management in the Premier League, although the Spaniard may choose to take his time before seriously considering offers.”
Should Emery take the job at Everton before the end of this campaign, then Arsenal will save millions.