Sevilla are also due to face Barcelona in the final of the Copa del Rey tonight and Emery’s impressive achievements have won considerable admiration among the Everton hierarchy as they search for a new manager to take the club forward after a bitterly disappointing season under Martinez.
Everton are expecting to meet with Emery in the next 72 hours. It is unclear if the Spaniard is the club’s first choice but they are keen to establish his interest in moving to England and any plans he has.
Emery has a reputation for being an intense workaholic but he is popular among his players and West Ham United were interested in appointing him before Slaven Bilic succeeded Sam Allardyce in east London.
He has spoken in the past of being interested in working in the Premier League and can converse in English.
After winning the Europa League for the last three seasons is it time for Emery to move onto a new challenge? Emery has been brilliant at Sevilla but I wonder if he has taken the club as far as he can? The Los Rojiblancos are not going to break the Barcelona – Madrid grip on the title. So realistically a good season for Emery is finishing fourth and reaching a cup final. Does he want or need more?