EFEVillarreal, Spain

Villarreal coach Unai Emery on Wednesday ruled out a move to Newcastle as he confirmed he would stay in charge of the Spanish team.

“Villarreal CF is my home and I am 100% committed,” Emery said in a social media statement.

According to reports in the British media, he was the favorite to replace sacked coach Steve Bruce.

“Honestly, I am grateful for the interest of a great club, but even more grateful to be here and that is why I communicated to Fernando Roig my decision to want to continue being part of this project,” the statement read.