Arsenal boss Unai Emery given a month to save his job with Mourinho waiting in the wings GOSSIP
ARSENAL boss Unai Emery has been given just a month to save his job with Jose Mourinho waiting in the wings.
The Gunners are determined to give the under-fire Spaniard every chance to turn things at the Emirates around after a run of just two wins in their last nine Premier League games.
A section of fans turned on Emery after Arsenal allowed a lead to slip for the third time in a week as they drew 1-1 with Wolves on Saturday.
The Gunners denied reports that their Head of Football Raul Sanllehi met with Mourinho but there is mounting pressure for the club to qualify for the Champions League this season.
According to the Mirror, there is a growing fear that, while Emery’s job is not in immediate danger, he could face the sack if Arsenal are in serious danger of missing out on the top four by Christmas.
His side face a huge clash with fellow Champions League hopefuls Leicester next Saturday that could see them slip to nine points behind should they lose.
MOUR FOR MORE
Mourinho meanwhile is waiting for the right job to come along before making a return to the dugout after being sacked by Manchester United last year.
SunSport exclusively revealed that the Special One had set his sights on becoming the first boss to win major trophies at three English clubs.
Among the other candidates for the post when Emery was appointed last May were Arsenal icon Patrick Viera, who has since struggled in charge of Nice, and Pep Guardiola’s No2 at Manchester City Mikel Arteta.
Massimiliano Allegri spent another season at Juventus after Emery was hired before taking a sabbatical and fancies a crack at English football.
Yet the Italian, who has also been linked with the vacant position at Bayern Munich, is believed to have interviewed badly as Arsenal looked to succeed Wenger.
Mourinho is favourite for the Bayern job after Niko Kovac was sacked last night following their 5-1 drubbing by Eintracht Frankfurt.
Stars were already divided over his treatment of Mesut Ozil.
And Arsenal players mocked Emery with “good ebening” impressions after the boss’ catchphrase went viral
2Arsenal denied reports suggesting their Head of Football Raul Sanllehi met with Jose Mourinho