Spanish coach Unai Emery says his former girlfriend was responsible for his sack at Arsenal.
This was revealed by Emery’s 35-year-old ex Sacha Wright who opened up on their relationship.
According to Wright who is 13 years Emery’s junior, they split last September before she took him back in December, after he had been sacked.
“It was then that he blamed me for getting him the sack,” Wright told the Sun on Sunday.
“He told me I was a white witch as I had brought him so much bad luck.
“He said, ‘It was the day we broke up that we started to lose’.
“He told me he was so stressed out that his mind wasn’t in the right place after we separated.
“I flew out to meet him in San Sebastian just before New Year’s Eve and it was then that he blamed me for Arsenal losing.
“I trusted Unai and really believed we would get married and have kids together one day.
“I thought he was a gentleman and a real family man. But in the end I realised he was not ready for a serious relationship.”
Wright also gave a revealing insight into the former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss’ obsession with football.
“We would meet up after most games and sometimes during the week too,” she added. “If the team had not been playing well he would tell me, ‘I’m having a tough time. It’s very stressful at the moment’.
“He was always watching football and checking the results.
“He would even lie in bed with one game on his computer and another one on his tablet. This would be in the morning and also right before we went to sleep.
“It was bit annoying but it was his routine and I accepted it.”