PSG president gives Emery full backing

Publisert kl28 mai 2017 12:21 by Editorial

Paris Saint-Germain's Spanish headcoach Unai Emery reacts during the French Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Angers (SCO) on May 27, 2017, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. | AFP

Al-Khelaifi was speaking in the aftermath of PSG’s last gasp 1-0 win over Angers in the French Cup final on Saturday.

Unfortunate Issa Cissokho headed agonisingly into his own net in stoppage time at the Stade de France to give PSG a third consecutive French Cup win.

It joins the League Cup in the PSG trophy cabinet and provides some more consolation for the capital side after a season that will be best remembered for their failures elsewhere.

Emery’s side missed out on the league title to Monaco after winning Ligue 1 in each of the previous four campaigns and exited the Champions League in humiliating fashion to Barcelona in the last 16.

That 6-1 defeat at the Camp Nou — after they had won the first leg 4-0 at home — will be a lasting stain on PSG’s reputation and that of Emery.

But the Spaniard was given full backing by his employer, with Al-Khelaifi declaring: «I’ve always said that (Emery) is staying.

«He is remaining 200 percent for sure with us. We are happy with him, he is happy to be here.

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