Monchi returns to Sevilla to end chances of joining Arsenal

Monchi returns to Sevilla to end chances of joining Arsenal have announced the return of Monchi as sporting director, ending links to Arsenal.

Gunners manager Unai Emery, who previously worked with Monchi at the Spanish club, had reportedly been keen to see the 50-year-old installed at the Emirates Stadium.

Monchi, who has a long association with Sevilla stretching back to his playing career, was available after leaving his role as director of football at Italian club Roma earlier this month.

A statement from the LaLiga outfit read: "Sevilla FC and Monchi have come to an agreement for the San Fernando native to return to the post he left two years ago – sporting director of Sevilla Football Club."

Monchi, a goalkeeper, made 115 appearances for the Rojiblancos before taking up the administrative role after his retirement.

He held the post of sporting director for 17 years, a period during which the club won 11 trophies, before stepping down to pursue other opportunities.

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