Breaking reports: Everton to hold talks with Unai Emery in next 72 hours

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Everton are reportedly set for talks for Sevilla boss Unai Emery this week.

According to The Telegraph, Everton will hold talks with Sevilla manager Unai Emery this week about becoming the club's new manager.

The Toffees decided to sack manager Roberto Martinez earlier this month following a 3-0 defeat to Sunderland, and didn't even allow him to take charge of the final game of the season.

David Unsworth and Joe Royle took charge against Norwich last week, but with that game now out of the way, the focus can now turn to appointing a new manager.

Now, The Telegraph report that Everton will hold talks with Sevilla boss Unai Emery this week, in a bid to potentially appoint him as the club's new manager.

Emery, 44, had spells in charge of Lorca Deportivo, Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow before taking the Sevilla job in January 2013 - and it has brought him by far the most success.

Despite losing big players on a regular basis such as Alvaro Negredo, Gary Medel, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Jesus Navas, Alberto Moreno, Ivan Rakitic, Aleix Vidal and Carlos Bacca, Emery has guided Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League titles in an unprecedented success.

The latest of those titles came with a 3-1 win over Liverpool on Wednesday evening, and that success will have already made him a popular figure in the eyes of Everton fans.

Despite that success at Sevilla, Emery could now leave the Andalusians this summer, and is expected to hold talks with Everton in the next 72 hours about possibly replacing his compatriot Martinez.

Having become something of a European mastermind at Sevilla, Emery's stock has never been higher - and after destroying Liverpool just days ago, he could be a sensational appointment for the Toffees.

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