Emilio Alvarez says he doesn’t want to coach David De Gea

Manchester United goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez says he doesn’t want to coach David De Gea anymore

The goalkeeping coach of Manchester United, Emilio Alvarez, recently left the club after having a tussle with Red Devils goalie David De Gea. The ManU Number.1 recently signed a new contract extension with the club that made him stay at Old Trafford. Following that signing, Alvarez put down his paper due to his growing disagreement with De Gea.

The English media started claiming the downgoing relationship between Emilio Alvarez and David De Gea since the starting of this football season. And, the current departure of Alvarez proved his distance with the Spanish goalkeeper. Amid this entire situation, David De Gea confirmed his stay at Old Trafford till 2023.

Manchester United goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez says he doesn’t want to coach David De Gea anymore


While talking about his recent departure from Manchester United, former goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez told AS, “It’s not true that Manchester United relieved me of my duties.” He said, “In fact, once De Gea renewed, United put an offer on the table for me. It was me who asked to meet with the club so I could tell them I wanted to leave the club.”

The goalkeeping coach said, “It was at this meeting they asked me to renew. I told them I was going but not because I wanted to leave United. I wanted to stop coaching De Gea.” He added, “Aside from being his mentor at Atletico Madrid, where I backed him strongly, I was the person who convinced him to sign for United. I was his right-hand man in Manchester.”

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Emilio Alvarez said, “I came to United thanks to the great work of Jorge Mendes and because Mourinho wanted to sign me to help David develop and to keep him at the club. At that moment, he wanted to leave United.” He added, “After almost three years with lots of work and meetings with United to renew him and to make him the best-paid player in the world, I learned that he had renewed behind my back. Honestly, it felt like a lack of loyalty.”

The coach then said, “During negotiations, he also had a falling out with the person who had carried out all the talks in order for him to be paid what he was paid. At the last minute, someone else meddled. I insisted that I didn’t like that because it seemed disloyal.” He added, “I asked David why he didn’t say anything to me and he said that he was told not to say anything to anybody. This had an impact on me. The way I understand my profession is that you can’t help someone develop if you do not have total confidence with them and that’s why I decided to leave United.”

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