It became clear to everyone that Unai Emery’s time at Arsenal was coming to an end over the last few weeks, but that’s not to say he should be entirely written off as a manager.
It does feel like he lacks the respect to managing at a truly elite team, he struggled at PSG and Arsenal, but he might be the ideal man for a slightly smaller but ambitious team. It’s easy to forget that he did a fantastic job at Sevilla.
It’s not a stretch to say that Everton could be viewed in a similar bracket to Sevilla. They expect to finish in the top half while forcing for the European spots, have some great players and have shown they can promote the top teams when they play well.
As a result, it’s interesting that The Telegraph has reported that The Toffees have made contact with Unai Emery about the vacant position. They go on to suggest that Everton want to make a permanent appointment as soon as possible, possibly to give them time to assess the squad ahead of the winter transfer window.
On first impressions, it might not be the most impressive appointment for Everton fans, but there are some positive signs you could look at. He’s won the Europa League multiple times, his teams tend to win at least half of their games, and they generally play excellent football.
It depends on what Everton’s aspirations for the future hold, but if he could repeat those feats at Goodison Park, then he would have to go down as a success.