Embattled PSG boss Emery dismisses talk of Real Sociedad offer

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The under-fire head coach has responded to rumours he has spoken to the La Liga club about becoming their next boss

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery says he is fully focused on finishing the season strongly, despite speculation he will leave.

The 46-year-old's future has come under scrutiny ever since his side's Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid in the last 16 last month.

Emery has been linked with a return to La Liga with Real Sociedad, while former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has been tipped to take over at Parc des Princes.

However, Emery has denied holding talks with any other club and insists he is only concerned with helping PSG enjoy a successful end to 2017-18.

Writing on Twitter, he said: "In relation to the different information that has come out in the last days, I want to make it clear that I'm staying focused on Paris Saint-Germain and on our remaining objectives, and that neither I nor anyone in my name has met with any other club."

PSG, who claimed the Ligue 1 title with a 7-1 demolition of Monaco last week, sealed a 3-1 win over Caen in the Coupe de France semi-final on Wednesday.

They will face third-division club Les Herbiers in the final, where they will look to secure a domestic quadruple of league, Coupe de la Ligue, Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions titles for the third time in four seasons.

If he pulls it off, it would make seven trophies in two years for Emery with the club, with his only blemish domestically losing the 2016-17 Ligue 1 crown to Monaco – a setback dramatically avenged by winning this year's title with the drubbing of Monaco last weekend. 

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However, Emery's domestic success has been overshadowed by his inability to progress the Ligue 1 champions any further in the Champions League than his predecessor, Laurent Blanc. 

Emery had seen knockout round success with Sevilla, winning three straight Europa League crowns with the La Liga club.

However, in two seasons at PSG, he has seen his club stumble at the last-16 hurdle each of his continental campaigns, after the club made the quarter-finals repeatedly under former manager Blanc, but advanced no further.