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Silva on Emery exit: “We change coach but we do not progress”

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Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva has publicly questioned the board’s decision to release head coach Unai Emery at the end of the season

The former Sevilla manager announced that he will be leaving the French capital at the end of the season last week, after failing to deliver Champions League glory for PSG in his two years in charge.

Over the past few months, the likes of Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte and former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel have all been mentioned as suitable candidates to take charge at the Parc Des Princes for next season.

However, Silva does not see the logic of the PSG board’s decision to part with Emery and believes that the club must shoulder responsibility for their own failures.

“This week, they decided he will not stay with us next year but the responsibility is on us now.” said the Brazil captain, according to SportsKeeda.

“We change coach but we do not progress. Maybe we at home have to look and think about what we need to do more to improve next year.”

Despite the club’s ongoing frustrations at failing to win the Champions League, Emery warned that PSG must remain patient in their pursuit of glory.

“The Champions League must be seduced, little by little,” said the outgoing coach.

“Patience and consistency is the key – it may be that it happens when you least expect it.

“Like a woman, the Champions League must be wooed, gradually. Right now, she is Real Madrid’s girlfriend – they have won three of the last four editions. That is the reality and perhaps they will win it again this season.

“Gently does it – this is not a joke but a metaphor.”