Confirmed: Unai Emery On Managerial Shortlist At Barcelona

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is reportedly on a four-man shortlist at Spanish champions Barcelona.

The Catalans are keen to replace Ernesto Valverde as their manager after a disappointing end to the season.

According to the publication from Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal manager Unai Emery, outgoing Juventus manager Maximiliano Allegri, Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman and Belgium manager Roberto Martinez are all on the Barcelona shortlist.

Ernesto Valverde is on the verge of being sacked as the Barcelona boss after the 2-1 loss to Valencia in the Spanish Copa Del Rey final clash played at the weekend.

Barcelona had won the last four editions of the competition including the 5-0 thrashing of Sevilla under the guidance of the aforementioned Valverde last season.

Ernesto Valverde won the league last season and also retained it comfortably before everything went downhill for him.

His Barcelona team lost a three-goal lead in their Champions League semifinal tie against Premier League giants who prevailed 4-3 on aggregate after the 4-0 thrashing of the Catalans in the second leg at Anfield.

Valverde had earlier lost a three-goal lead in the competition last season after his Barcelona side surrendered a 4-1 first leg lead to Italian Serie A club AS Roma in their quarterfinal tie by losing 3-0 in the second leg.

AS Roma advanced to the semifinals on the away goals rule ahead of Valverde and his boys.

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