Having left Roma earlier this month, it was widely believed that Monchi would become the next Technical Director of Arsenal, perhaps taking up his position as early as the start of April.
However, from Spain come reports that Sevilla, his former club, have made an offer to which he is apparently ‘receptive’.
This follows the sacking of manager Pablo Machin and the news that their Sporting Director, Joaquin Caparros, would be in charge on a caretaker basis until the end of the current campaign.
That’s according to their President, Pepe Castro, who told a press conference today, “Sevilla are already working on the incorporation of a sports director, the best option is Monchi.
“We have contacted him, we will work to reach an agreement. We want a project with Monchi, both parties are optimistic.
“Monchi knows the club, the staff too, the talks have been receptive, we’ve talked about everything with him but he has to decide to join.”
While Caparros backed the idea, saying, “Monchi’s return would be important, he is a reference in the club, he knows the philosophy and the people perfectly.
“I am happy and I think it would be a great success to incorporate him.”
So, we’ll have to wait and see what happens here. Maybe he’ll fancy the challenge in London, or favour a return home which would leave Arsenal still in the market for the man to replace Sven Mislintat.