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West Ham target Unai Emery signs new Seville deal

Sevilla's coach Unai Emery
Image: Unai Emery: Not heading to Upton Park, it now appears

Unai Emery is to remain as coach of Seville after agreeing a new deal with the Spanish club until 2017.

West Ham had hoped that Emery, who flew to London earlier this week, would agree to replace former boss Sam Allardyce whose contract at the Boleyn Ground was not renewed at the end of last season.

It was also reported that Emery turned down the chance to coach Napoli after their manager Rafa Benitez moved to Real Madrid earlier this week.

Emery has now decided to stay with the Spaniards who have enjoyed back-to-back triumphs in the Europa League, and will be playing in the Champions League next season.

A statement published on Sevilla's official website on Friday read: "Unai Emery has extended his contract with Sevilla for another season, thus prolonging his link with the Nervion club until 2017.

"The coach has committed his future to the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, where he has achieved his greatest successes, winning the Europa League in both 2014 and 2015."

Sky sources understand Emery held talks with West Ham on Wednesday. West Ham, who are moving to the Olympic Stadium in 2016, are expected to now turn their attention to Croat Slaven Bilic - a former stalwart of the club -  and Marseille's Argentinian coach Marcelo Bielsa.

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