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Ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery would welcome England return

Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists he'd welcome the chance to work in England again.

Emery was sacked by the Gunners before Christmas.

"I enjoyed it a lot in England," he says. "I enjoyed the Emirates in the first season. The first year I could look out on to the pitch and really think: this is my team.

"If I go back to England it would be with plenty of enthusiasm. I think it's a magnificent league."

He picks out Roy Hodgson, of Crystal Palace, as a coach he got on especially well with. And he says of English football: "There's a sense of identity with your local club that doesn't exist as deeply elsewhere."

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