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Monchi: Sevilla open talks to reappoint talent-spotter despite strong links with Arsenal


Sevilla have opened talks with famed talent-spotter Monchi over a surprise return for the Spaniard, despite his strong links with Arsenal.

Monchi, who recently left his position as Director of Football at Roma, has reportedly been offered the Emirates hot-seat to replace Sven Mislintat – who left the club after just 14 months.

Monchi could return to Sevilla

Monchi made his name as one of the best talent-spotters in the game at Sevilla after his 17-year stint with the club.

He oversaw a remarkable turnaround for the club – playing an instrumental role in their promotion to Spain’s top flight and helping them win five Europa League titles with his astute eye for talent.

However, Sevilla’s Director of Football, Pablo Machin, has taken charge of the first team, meaning the position is now vacant – and president Jose Castro has confirmed discussions have taken place with Monchi over a potential return.


“Sevilla now need a sporting director and we have looked for the best and the best is Monchi,” Castro told the Spanish media on Friday.

“Our conversations go well with him. The conversations have been very positive.”

In his time at Sevilla, Monchi signed the likes of Dani Alves and Ivan Rakitic before moving for Roma in April 2017.

 

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