A new report has emerged seemingly detailing the reasons why former Arsenal manager Unai Emery rejected Newcastle United's approach to take charge of them.
Following the sacking of Steve Bruce about two weeks ago, the Magpies' search for a new boss seemingly led them to the ex-Gunners coach who is now in charge of Villarreal.
Once the club had approached Emery's representatives, the Premier League side's decision-makers were reportedly so sure the deal would be completed that they decided to scrap all other final interviews they had planned with other candidates this week.
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What the Tyneside club seemingly did not know is that the 50-year-old began to have doubts about joining them after learning about a certain clause in the offer, according to the Daily Mail.
It is claimed that the terms of the deal being offered included a termination clause that could be activated if the side was relegated this season.
This lack of job security did not go down well with the four-time UEFA Europa League winner, and Emery was reportedly concerned about the club's "chaotic strategy" after rumours began circulating about him and Eddie Howe being the two primary candidates for the job, even though the latter's coaching CV looks very different to the former's.
The former Paris Saint-Germain boss was reportedly also left furious when Newcastle's approach for him was leaked ahead of Villarreal's UEFA Champions League clash against BSC Young Boys on Tuesday night.
As a result, Emery released a statement on Wednesday ensuring the LaLiga side's fans that he is fully committed to the Spanish club.
It remains unknown as to who Newcastle plan to target next, but names that are reportedly in the mix include Howe, Paulo Fonseca and Dean Smith, with the former now seemingly the frontrunner for the position.
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