Unai Emery has confirmed he will leave his job as Paris Saint-Germain head coach at the end of the season.
Emery has led PSG to Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue success this season, but his long-term future has been the subject of scrutiny since the Champions League round-of-16 exit to Real Madrid — the second successive year in which they had gone out at that stage.
He is out of contract at the end of this campaign, and it had been widely predicted that the deal would not be renewed.
“There was a meeting with the president [chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi] and [sporting director] Antero [Henrique] and we have decided that we will not continue together next season,” Emery said at a news conference ahead of the visit of Guingamp on Sunday.
“I told the players earlier. I want to communicate with everybody — I want to thank Nasser, Antero, PSG and the players. I also want to thank the players and the supporters for the past two years here and the work that we have done together.
“The meeting lasted an hour. We spoke about it, something between friends who have enjoyed some good times together.
“It is the best thing for everybody — I want to leave here with this feeling, this spirit, a good relationship with everybody and above all, respect and honesty.”
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