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Monchi thanks Arsenal for its interest, explains why it rejected the move of the Premier League to return to Seville


Sevilla confirmed Monchi's reappointment as general sporting director, two years after leaving for Rome, which canceled all speculation towards north London

Monchi revealed that he had refused the Arsenal advances to return "home" to the Spanish club in Seville.

Sevilla confirmed the reconfirmation of Monchi as general sports director on Saturday two years after leaving the club for Roma in Serie A.

Monchi worked behind the scenes of Seville for 17 years before leaving for Rome

Monchi worked behind the scenes of Seville for 17 years before leaving for Rome

The fifty-year-old was strongly linked to a move for the Gunners following the departure of the recruitment leader of Sven Mislintat in Feburary.

The Spanish Monchi, who left Rome at the beginning of this month, claims to have received interest from the Arsenal but the project of the Seville president Jose Castro Carmona convinced him to rejoin the club.

Monchi said: "I thank the Arsenal for their interest.

"It was the club that showed the most interest for me but, in the end, I evaluated all the offers I had on the table and chose the one that convinced me the most.


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"I had other options, and very important ones that were more conspicuous, but I chose Seville because his sports project convinced me.

"I want to thank everyone who contributed to my return to what I consider my home".

Monchi left Seville in April 2017 to end a 17-year period in which the LaLiga team won 11 trophies, including three Europa League titles with the current head of the Gunners, Unai Emery, coach of the Seville.

He added: "Many people outside of Seville have told me that I made the wrong choice, that the sequels are never good.

"I evaluated all this. I'm not here because I'm a Sevilla fan, not to save someone's skin, but because in the conversations I had with the club president and other club leaders, they gave me an idea of what the future of Seville could be, this coincides with what I believe should be the future of Seville.

"My idea is to help Seville grow. I want to build a Seville team that can fight among the best."


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