Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery has admitted that he will leave the Ligue 1 champions in the summer.
Despite winning Ligue 1 and the Coupe de la Ligue this term, the Spaniard’s reign has been overshadowed by failure in the Champions League.
In two seasons, PSG have twice been eliminated at the last-16 stage of the competition, going down to Real Madrid this term after suffering a stunning 6-1 loss to Barcelona in the second leg last term as they crashed out after winning the first match 4-0 in France.
“I’ve told the players that I will leave,” he told the press on Friday. “Thanks to the president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the sporting director Antero Henrique, the supporters and all the players for these two seasons.”
He offered his backing to the club in the pursuit of their future goals, the greatest of which is to emerge successful in Europe, while he reaffirmed Neymar’s desire to stay in Paris.
“PSG have a solid project,” he continued. “Neymar wants to evolve and grow with the club.”
Meanwhile, with the prospect of completing a domestic treble still very much alive – third-tied Les Herbies await in the final of the Coupe de France – Emery wants his players to finish the campaign well.
“It’s important to be motivated for every match,” he said. “I’m happy with the morale of my players at the end of the season.”
The 46-year-old has so far overseen 109 matches with PSG, winning 86, drawing 12 and losing only 11.
Under his guidance, the Parisian side have conceded 306 goals and conceded only 86.