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.

Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during their UEFA Europa league Group F football match between Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates stadium in London on November 28, 2019. - Unai Emery's troubled tenure at Arsenal ended with him being sacked on November 29, 2019 less than two years after being appointed with the club on their worst run since 1992 having failed to win for seven matches. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)
Unai Emery’s troubled tenure at Arsenal ended with him being sacked on November 29, 2019 less than two years after being appointed with the club on their worst run since 1992 having failed to win for seven matches. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) 

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.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27:  Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on during an Arsenal training session on the eve of their UEFA Europa League match against Eintracht Frankfurt at London Colney on November 27, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 27: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on during an Arsenal training session on the eve of their UEFA Europa League match against Eintracht Frankfurt at London Colney on November 27, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

“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.

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