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Unai Emery not committing himself to Sevilla after Europa League win

Unai Emery (L), coach of Sevilla poses with Sevilla President Jose Castro and the trophy after the UEFA Europa League Final match
Image: Unai Emery poses with Sevilla president Jose Castro and the trophy after the UEFA Europa League final.

Unai Emery refused to be drawn on whether he would remain with Sevilla following their record-breaking Europa League win.

The Spaniards became the first side to lift the trophy four times with a 3-2 victory over Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in a gripping final in Warsaw on Wednesday, but Emery now has to decide whether to stick or twist.

Media reports have linked him with a number of clubs, including the vacant job at Real Madrid, as well as a move to the Premier League, where a number of clubs would be likely suitors.              

"Now is not the time to talk about the future," he told reporters after the win. "I learned a long time ago that you have to live the present without thinking about the future.

"We have demanded a lot of ourselves so we want to enjoy our great achievement right now.

"The Champions League will be an eye-opener but we'll think about it in the coming days. Now we will enjoy this with our family and friends, as well as the supporters."

He faces a difficult choice. Despite Sevilla's European success, they remain also-rans in Spain's domestic league.

With the financial behemoths of Real Madrid and Barcelona set to continue their domination, he does not expect his side to be able to launch a title challenge any time soon.

Sevilla players celebrate victory after the UEFA Europa League Final match against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Image: Sevilla players celebrate victory in Warsaw.

While Atletico Madrid burst apart the duopoly to win La Liga in 2014, Emery does not expect a repeat.

"Of course, it would be great to win La Liga but it is not easy with two teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid," he said.

"Atletico Madrid were capable of doing that but that might be just an illusion. Sevilla has great strengths but it should not have to compare itself to other teams.

"We have managed to get 76 points in La Liga this year, we could have been champions of La Liga at some points (in history), but the important thing is to be happy.

"We've had a very good season in Spain. People are feeling alive until the very last day and that for me means a great deal."

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