Sevilla coach Unai Emery rejected offers from Napoli and West Ham and extended his contract with the Europa League winners to compete in the Champion League next season, he said SUnday. “Which coach or player has the possibility to play in the finals? Few. I start training on July 6 and I already have the European Super cup against Barcelona,” he said in an interview published in daily El Pais. “And then we will play in the Champions. Sevilla gives me this possibility. Moreover, we have managed to create a culture of work at all levels. “Napoli offered me a project with economic strength but without the Champions. And I had a nice option from West Ham, a very sizeable economic,” he added without giving further details. Emery signed a one-year contract extension with Sevilla on June 5 after leading them to the Europa League title for a second straight year. As Europa League champions, Sevilla will automatically play in […]

Spanish side Sevilla has again proved that they are the kings of Europa League as they easily overcame the challenge of Fiorentina by 2-0 at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Thursday. Colombian striker Carlos Bacca played a key role in the victory of the Andalusians as he opened the scoring for them. Sevilla coach Unai Emrey was seemingly pleased with the victory, and said after the game that his side "love" the Europa League.

With the 2011 year now definitely over, it’s time to look back and highlight the most impressive managerial performances after doing the same with players. The 5 choices were mostly based on tactics used in a game and not necessarily on other parameters such as results. Due to the large number of games played during the year, the eligibility was restricted to derbies (and high pressure games) or games with tactics that showed the managerai??i??s knowledge and ability to apply the same to influence a game. Real Madrid 1-3 FC Barcelona (Pep Guardiola) The most anticipated game in Spain and with an estimated 750 million viewers from around the world, El Clasico did not disappoint. In all fairness, both managers got their tactics spot on.Ai??JosAi?? Mourinho chose to go for all three points (by playing a 4-2-3-1 as opposed to the conservative 4-3-3 that the Special one used in the Copa Del Rey final) which, in retrospect, can be regarded […]