Report: Record-breaking Unai Emery major candidate to replace Koeman, he's keen on move

Sevilla coach Unai Emery during training

Unai Emery is reportedly a top target for Southampton.

Sevilla coach Unai Emery during training

According to The Telegraph, Sevilla manager Unai Emery is a leading candidate to replace Ronald Koeman as Southampton boss this summer.

Koeman, 53, has impressed since taking the Southampton job in 2014, achieving two top seven finishes in the Premier League - but the former Feyenoord boss appears to heading for the exit.

Sevilla manager Unai Emery before the match

It's claimed that Koeman is leaving to take the manager's job with Premier League rivals Everton, leaving Southampton to try and find another manager, two years after losing Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham.

A number of managers should be interested in the job given how Pochettino and Koeman grew on the South Coast, and a host of names are already being linked.

Sevilla coach Unai Emery and President Jose Castro Carmona celebrate after the game

The Telegraph report that whilst Bournemouth's Eddie Howe is a target, Sevilla manager Unai Emery is also under consideration for the job at St. Mary's Stadium.

The Spaniard, 44, has become a record-breaking manager having won three Europa League titles in a row with Sevilla, and it now seems that he could be heading to England.

Sevilla coach Unai Emery celebrates with the trophy

It's stated that Emery has been considered for the Southampton job before, and he's keen on the move as he wants to manage in the Premier League.

Landing Emery to replace Koeman would be quite the coup for Southampton, and it's somewhat ironic that Everton held talks with Emery before choosing to go for Koeman in the last few days.

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