Arsenal Miss Out as Monchi Returns to Sevilla

Sevilla have confirmed that Monchi has returned to the club to take up the role of director of football.

The Liga club confirmed the news on Sunday, indicating that he will take up the role following his departure from the same role at Serie A club Roma last week. After spending his entire playing career with Sevilla, Monchi spent 11 years as their sporting director and discovered a host of star players, earning a massive profit from subsequent sales. But the 50-year-old was unable to replicate his success in Italy, having spent just two years in the capital. Shortly after Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked, Monchi departed Roma and was linked with a move to Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain. However, a return to his former club quickly became likely as Sevilla made contact this week in the wake of coach Pablo Machin’s dismissal.

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