Report: Emery’s Arsenal contract has break clause

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According to The Times (£), Unai Emery agreed to a break clause in his Arsenal contract that can be triggered after two years.

Last week, the 46-year-old put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal at the Emirates, however, it’s claimed Ivan Gazidis put a financial safeguard in place should he wish to end Arsenal’s relationship with the Spaniard prematurely.

In effect, Emery would not be eligible for any compensation should he get dismissed after two seasons.

Apparently, he was happy to accept these terms, which, given he has moved club regularly, isn’t really a surprise.

Arsene Wenger and those in his set-up who’ve had their contracts terminated early are all due to have their salaries paid by the club for this year.

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Mann
Mann

Imo let’s not have hyperlinks for The Times(£) and give the click baiters the clicks they bait.

PeteyB
PeteyB

While I agree in part Blogs is obviously an upstanding bloke and it’s correct that he should reference his sources correctly. I think he can trust us enough to not give money to the times.

Punter
Punter

On another note..would Arsenal have considered Zidane for the job if they knew he would be available? I am curious to see if he is capable of being a head coach at a club like Arsenal. Or is he destined only for high flying clubs that readily throw money.

1993
1993

Let’s not go down that road. Besides, Zidane is yet to be tested with an above average squad.

ForeignGooner
ForeignGooner

It’s not just about money, it’s also about being able to manage a dressing room full of superstars and egos. Zidane, having been a superstar himself is perfectly suited for such an environment. He wouldn’t be successful at Valencia just as Emery wouldn’t be successful at PSG or Real Madrid. Different jobs need different skill-sets.

Martin
Martin

Zidane would have turned it down just as Allegri did due to lack of funds being made available for buying new players

A Different George
A Different George

Zidane never played in England, has no connections to England and, I think, does not speak English. Every source I have seen says that, other than Real Madrid, his only interest in managing is the France national team.

Twatsloch
Twatsloch

The other side to that, would Real consider Wenger as their manager?

goongot
goongot

Arteta you have 2 years to prepare then…

Breezy

Might be nice if Wenger chooses to take his final year’s salary(which of course he doesn’t have to) that he gives it all to the Arsenal foundation.

Boom Xhaka Laca
Boom Xhaka Laca

I suspect that since he stepped down rather than being fired (officially at least), he won’t be due payment for the final year of his contract.

PeteyB
PeteyB

Aye, or just decline to take any more. Of course it may be his right but I can’t imagine he’s strapped for cash and I’m sure there are plenty of offers on the table for him.

Ozenal
Ozenal

He probably is required to pay for his own season ticket. 4m a year. Yeah loose change can go Arsenal Foundation.

Mpls
Mpls

Given the esteem he has always held contractual agreements in both for players and for his own, I would be very surprised if he did something like this. The entire purpose is to have an arrangement that works both ways and covers either parties in the case of a premature end. I have no problem with it to be honest.

If we expect him to give up his income after being involuntarily let go early without the opportunity to make Following arrangements, then there’s no point in a contract at all other than to set wage. Surely it’s more money than many of us will see in our professional lives, but so many of these figures have financial commitments to numerous charities, extended families, and the like that they reasonably expect to be able to plan for.

I mean, Aaron’s got some giant rhino mouths to feed.

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

Be nice if he gave it to me either.

Prof Wenger to Emerytus
Prof Wenger to Emerytus

Disagree, managers must get their severance if they are let go. It can take them up to two years to get another job. Why wouldn’t Conte get severance pay if Abramovitch likes to change managers every two years ?

Ya gooner
Ya gooner

I wish I were in a job that payed for my gap yah.

Fatgooner
Fatgooner

Ivan isn’t taking any chances, is he? Smart move.

BTW, Hound: it should be “given he has moved CLUBS regularly”.

Arya Wiryawan
Arya Wiryawan

Safety first!

Rich
Rich

This seems reasonable, a season to get his ship in order and then judge him on progress, he now knows if he doesn’t succeed? He’ll be moved on, it’s the type of pressure and urgency that was lacking under Arsene.

SB Still
SB Still

Still in the honeymoon period – so I think we would be extending him rather than thinking about cutting our losses in 2 yrs time.

I’ve hopes that with the training, drills, detailed video prep extra, we’ll be performing like we had an extra man on the field – like Wenger’s teams used to in their pomp.

George Onyango
George Onyango

The ball has not been kicked yet people are already talking of when he leaves! I am confident that Emery will do well and probably even outlive Wenger!!
Someone is not even sick yet some people are preparing for his funeral! Football clubs are rich and the people they employ as coaches are rich so compensations are nothing! What is 9m to Arsenal or Wenger?

Georgeycharles
Georgeycharles

Actually, to Arsenal £9m is a very useful amount. Don’t mistake club turnover, for cash in the bank.