Saturday May 24 2014
‘Race against time’ for Emery

The Italian Press are reporting this morning that Milan face a race against time to appoint Unai Emery as their new Coach.

The Spaniard led current club Sevilla to the Europa League title this season, as well as a fifth place La Liga finish.

His exploits this term attracted the attention of the Rossoneri and in recent days he has become the clear favourite to replace Clarence Seedorf, who remains in his position but is expected to be sacked.

However, Gazzetta Dello Sport now say that Milan will have to have made an official offer to the Basque tactician by Tuesday at the latest if they hope to prise their target away from the Andalusian club.

It is said that Emery already has an official offer from Sevilla on the table regarding an extension. However, he is still waiting to receive the same from Milan.

The report also states that Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has arranged a meeting with joint CEOs Barbara Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani to discuss the coaching position in more detail, but that it is not scheduled to take place until next weekend – four days after the supposed Tuesday deadline.

Milan’s first approaches to the Coach came before Sevilla’s Europa League final with Benfica, but the 42-year-old did not want to be distracted from the upcoming tie.

The links and speculation have grown stronger over the last week and Emery is said to be interested in moving to San Siro, but whether the issue of time can be resolved remains to be seen.