Why PSG May Soon Sack Emery to Hire Coach That Will Serve Neymar’s Interest Only
Since his €222 million move from Barcelona, Neymar has proved a divisive figure at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazil international’s fall-out with team-mate Edinson Cavani over which of the two forwards took a penalty awarded in PSG’s 2-0 victory over Lyon earlier in the season caused tension at the capital club, and his relationship with manager Unai Emery is evidently strained.
Neymar may have eventually apologised for his reaction to the situation, but it only magnified his issues with following order. The 25-year-old has also held a public spat with Barcelona chiefs since his summer departure, though tension between Neymar and Barca backroom staff was reported before mention of a move away.
Neymar has also taken issues with Emery’s pre-match preparation, and more specifically the Spaniard’s over-reliance on his video sessions. Emery’s set-up includes private instructions for Neymar in video form which the forward does not buy into.
The personal issues draw attention to a wider problem; a disconnect between Emery’s team and the Brazilian contingent at the Ligue 1 club.