What was an open secret is now official. Emery will no longer coach Paris SG at the end of the season. His contract will not be renewed. Emery made the announcement today during his press conference.
Emery joined PSG from Sevilla two years ago on a two-year contract, which will not be extended.
He addressed the players before Friday’s training, ahead of the French champions’ against Guingamp on Sunday. “I have told the players I’m leaving,” Emery said. “I thank president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the sporting director Antero Henrique, the supporters and all the players for these two seasons.”
Emery says the decision was taken by mutual consent after a one-hour meeting with Al-Khelaifi and Henrique. “I’m very happy to have been given the opportunity to work here, it’s been a great experience,” Emery said. “That’s the way I want to leave, on good terms, with respect for everyone and having always been honest.”
The club fell short in Campions League. Like Blanc before him, the responsibility for that setback has been placed firmly on Emery’s shoulders, even though the players let him down with their performance against Madrid.
“PSG has got a solid project,” Emery said. “Neymar wants to improve and grow with the club.”
Emery said he would take some time with his family before deciding on his next move.