PSG chief gives Emery full backing
PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says coach Unai Emery’s job is “200 per cent” secure despite the loss of their Ligue 1 crown and failure to make strides in Europe.
Al-Khelaifi was speaking in the aftermath of PSG’s last gasp 1-0 win over Angers in the French Cup final on Saturday.
Unfortunate Issa Cissokho headed agonisingly into his own net in stoppage time at the Stade de France to give PSG a third consecutive French Cup win.
It joins the League Cup in the PSG trophy cabinet and provides some more consolation for the capital side after a season that will be best remembered for their failures elsewhere.
Emery’s side missed out on the league title to Monaco after winning Ligue 1 in each of the previous four campaigns and exited the Champions League in humiliating fashion to Barcelona in the last 16.
That 6-1 defeat at the Camp Nou – after they had won the first leg 4-0 at home – will be a lasting stain on PSG’s reputation and that of Emery.
But the Spaniard was given full backing by his employer, with AlKhelaifi declaring: “I’ve always said that (Emery) is staying.
“He is remaining 200 per cent for sure with us. We are happy with him, he is happy to be here.
“We are going to work together next season.” AFP