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Milan Target Sevilla Coach Unai Emery

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The club's new-ownership-to-be reportedly want Unai Emery to take over at Milan next season.

Emery has become one of the most sought after managers in world football
Emery has become one of the most sought after managers in world football
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Reports indicate that Milan are interested in hiring Sevilla coach Unai Emery to be Milan's next manager. Milan were linked with a move for Emery last summer before ultimately opting to hire Sinisa Mihajlovic instead. The Chinese investors who are currently negotiating to buy the club are keen on installing the Spaniard as manager for next season, replacing interim boss Cristian Brocchi. Emery has enjoyed a stellar managerial career thus far, impressing first at Valencia and now at Sevilla, who have won the Europa League on three consecutive occasions under his watch.

Silvio Berlusconi is said to be keen on retaining Brocchi, despite the former Primavera coach enduring a less-than-successful stint in the dugout. The Chinese, however, reportedly favour the more experienced Emery, and feel that he would be the perfect man to lead the club forward. It's difficult to argue otherwise, especially with investment coming into the club. Milan will reportedly face competition from Everton, who want him to replace Roberto Martinez. Milan are also considering a move for Marco Giampaolo, who announced his intention to leave Empoli this summer in search of a bigger job.

It is also reported that a 20-million euro move for Bayern Munich defender Medhi Benatia could be in the offing as well. The Moroccan has had a mixed spell in Bavaria, but was hugely impressive in his time at Roma, and would doubtless be a great addition to the Rossoneri backline. Juventus and Arsenal are both rumoured to want the centre-back as well, but at that price Milan have to try. This move will most likely hinge on the successful sale of the club to the Chinese investors. However, it is worth getting excited about. If successful, these deals could signal a major turning point in the club's future.