Ranieri tips Unai Emery for Arsenal success

It has been the main topic of discussions for the last month, but finally Arsenal’s search to replace Arsene Wenger is seemingly coming to an end.

Unai Emery seems to be the man that will take over at the Emirates, after Mikel Arteta turned down the opportunity to return to his former club.

The Spaniard has enjoyed success for a number of years, winning trophies in each of his last five seasons. He famously won three consecutive Europa League titles while in charge at Sevilla, an achievement which earned him the chance to take over mega rich PSG.

He won the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue in his first season in France, before winning the domestic treble this season after reclaiming the title from Monaco. However, despite his success, his failure to make it to the Champions League quarter-finals saw him sacked at the end of the campaign.

Former Chelsea and Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, who of course led the Foxes to their incredible title win in 2016, had tipped the Basque manager to have success in his new role at the Emirates:

“He’s a good man, a good coach,” the Italian told Sky Sports News.

“He managed a lot in Spain and had a very good season with PSG but in Paris you have to win the Champions League – that is the target there.

“Unai is a very strong man, a good manager and I think he could have very good success there.

“I think they need three or four years to stay calm then restart. But football is fantastic; you never know what could happen.”

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