Vitolo hopes Sevilla manager Unai Emery will resist offers from abroad

Unai Emery has been linked with job offers from West Ham United and Napoli.

His exploits at the helm of La Liga side Sevilla, have elevated 43-year-old Unai Emery to being one of the most highly sought-after managers on the continent right now, following back to back Europa League triumphs.

Whilst their approach has always seemed unlikely to end with a successful outcome, West Ham United remain hopeful of replacing Allardyce with Emery, according to The Telegraph.

This comes amidst reports that Napoli are making a big push for the Sevilla manager, offering him a tempting €3.5 million per season salary, to replace Real Madrid bound Rafa Benitez, and additionally in Italy, there has also been interest from AC Milan.

Understandably, all the talk of their manager potentially departing from the Sanchez-Puzjuan, is leaving the Sevilla players feeling somewhat twitchy, given all they've managed to achieve during his tenure.

Speaking with Estadio Deportivo whilst in training with the Spanish national team, winger Vitolo has admitted: "For me it would be a real blow if Emery was to leave. He's the ideal manager for Sevilla and for me personally, he's been a real help."

The 25-year-old, who has enjoyed excellent progress since moving from Las Palmas to Sevilla two season ago, thanks in no small part to the confidence of Emery, recognised: "There being so much interest in Sevilla players and our manager, speaks highly of the great season we've had."

Attempting to play down all the speculation of a possible departure for Emery, Vitolo concluded: "It's only natural and logical." Based on how well Sevilla have done over the last few seasons.

Sevilla remain content that with a year left on his contract, Emery will at least honour that deal and remain in charge next season, spearheading their assault on the Champions League and further progress in La Liga.

Meanwhile and amidst all the rumours and speculation surrounding his future, Emery himself is taking a more relaxed approach.

After what has been a long, hard, competitive season, albeit one which has been hugely successful, Emery is spending quality time with his son, Tweeting: "We're owed a few days off. Enjoying that with Lander."

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch