Real Madrid set to snub Benitez and make Unai Emery new manager

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Real Madrid are still looking for a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti and have reportedly set their sights on Unai Emery instead of Rafa Benitez.

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Unai Emery, the current Sevilla manager, is now the first option for Real Madrid. According to the site Goal, Real Madrid already made contact with Sevilla and would have to pay £1 million compensation for his signature.

Emery signed with Sevilla in 2013 and won two consecutive Europa League titles in 2014 and 2015. Emery started his career as football manager in 2004 with Lorca Deportiva and was key in the promotion of the team to the second division. In 2006 he managed Almeria and once again achieved a promotion.

His experience in the first division started with Valencia in 2008. In 2012 he then had a brief experience in Russian football with Spartak Moscow, but was sacked for poor performance just few months after his arrival.

In 2014 he went back to his home country to manage his current club, Sevilla.

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