Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Ligue 1: Emery was expecting PSG sacking reports to emerge

Ligue 1: Emery was expecting PSG sacking reports to emerge

Following their midweek European exit, PSG are reportedly considering potential replacements for Emery with Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone and Chelsea's Antonio Conte said to be in the frame.

Despite breaking the world record to sign Neymar from Barcelona last summer and adding Kylian Mbappe to an already star-studded forward line, PSG have again failed to make a major impact in Europe's premier club competition.

A scripted success against modest Metz will hardly lessen the gloom at PSG, but anything other than three points will cast further doubt on the direction of the club since Qatar Sports Investment bought them in 2011.

The former Sevilla coach, however, is not getting anxious about the possibility of being fired by PSG at the end of the campaign. "The people within that project could change, but the project itself is sound".

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Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi wants either somebody capable of commanding the respect of the players to produce better performances, akin to Real's Zinedine Zidane, or somebody offering fresh ideas, like City's Guardiola.

Emery is out of contract at the end of the season and reports claim PSG will look to replace the 46-year-old amid links with the likes of Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger. "I spent some time, six months, with Bordeaux too but I was captain at PSG and that will always be special for me".

PSG's lead is cut to 11 after Monaco made the most of their Friday night trip to Strasbourg winning it 3-1. "Little by little, we will forget going out to Real". This summer is also a rare opportunity to preempt another European giant in snaring the coveted South American. "The word "game" may be abstract, hard to describe, but it has made all the difference here".

"In Europe, you need the mentality but also the game". Music without a score is not possible.

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