Villarreal coach Unai Emery stated on Tuesday that Newcastle have proven curiosity in appointing him as their coach however that there was no formal provide from the Premier League membership.
Newcastle, who sit 19th within the desk, are looking for a alternative for Steve Bruce, whom they sacked final month.
Emery was talking after Villarreal’s 2-Zero victory over Young Boys within the Champions League, a consequence that leaves them degree on factors with Manchester United in Group F.
“There has been interest but I have spent the whole day thinking about the game. There is no offer,” stated Emery.
“I am focused on Villarreal, I am very happy. If there was an offer I would speak to the president. In principle I will be in charge on Sunday against Getafe.”
Former Arsenal boss Emery admitted he “had not said no” to Newcastle and stated he would consider any provide that arrives.
“I have not said no,” stated Emery. “I’ve loads of respect for the membership and the gamers and most respect for the president. If there’s something extra concrete I’ll speak with the president.
“If there is an offer, I can listen. But it is hypothetical. The first thing to do would be to speak with the club.”
Emery oversaw Villarreal successful the Europa League final season, the membership’s first main trophy.
But the crew have been much less spectacular in La Liga. They completed seventh final time period and are at present 13th, after successful solely two of their opening 11 matches.