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Villarreal manager Emery rejects Newcastle move

Villarreal, Spain, Nov 3 (EFE).- Villarreal coach Unai Emery on Wednesday ruled out a move to Newcastle as he confirmed he would stay in charge of the Spanish team.

“Villarreal CF is my home and I am 100% committed,” Emery said in a social media statement.

According to reports in the British media, he was the favorite to replace sacked coach Steve Bruce.

“Honestly, I am grateful for the interest of a great club, but even more grateful to be here and that is why I communicated to Fernando Roig my decision to want to continue being part of this project,” the statement read.

Steve was sacked on Oct. 20, following the 3-2 home defeat to Tottenham, the club’s new Saudi owners’ first major decision since taking over last month.

Under interim coach Graeme Jones, the Magpies have earned one point in two matches, a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace and a 3-0 defeat by Chelsea.

Ten games into the season, they are second to last with four points, six shy of safety. EFE

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