Unai Emery says that despite rumours about Sven Mislintat’s uncertain future at the club, the pair are working together normally during this transfer window.
The German is widely believed to be leaving the club after just 14 months due to differences between himself and Raul Sanllehi in particular, regarding transfer policy and the former Borussia Dortmund man’s influence over the recruitment strategy in general.
However, until he departs he’s continuing to work with the head coach at a time the Spaniard describes as difficult when it comes to signing new players, with Emery unsure what the future holds.
“I was working with him the last two weeks,” he said at his pre-Chelsea press conference today.
“In the last two weeks, we had two or three meetings together and we are working normally. I don’t know another different issue to him.
“When I spoke with him it was all normal. My relationship with him for transfers in the last two or three weeks, we are speaking about that.”
A simple “I don’t know”, when asked if he knew if Mislintat was leaving was as much insight as we got into that, but as links to Ajax Director of Football Marc Overmars grow, it seems that a parting of the ways is almost inevitable.
Bayern Munich are reportedly keen to bring him back to Germany, in what must surely be a very tempting move.
Emery also touched on the Mesut Ozil situation after reports that he’d told the German it would be best if he left the club.