Newcastle’s search for a new manager however is set to rumble on after Emery rejected the club’s approach with a passionate statement on Wednesday.
It read: “For all the noise there was yesterday in another country, within the club there has been transparency and loyalty with the Roig family, that for me is most important.
“Villarreal is my home, and I am 100 per cent committed to the club. Honestly, I am grateful for the interest shown by a great club, but I am also even more grateful to stay here.
“I have communicated to Fernando Roig my decision to want to continue as part of this project, and for the commitment and respect that I have received from the club and my players, it is mutual and reciprocated.
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