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PSG must keep building, with or without me – Emery

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 16/04/2018

Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery said the club must continue "with or without" him to strengthen as the newly crowned Ligue 1 champions try to transform their dominance at home into success in the Champions League.

Angel Di Maria and Giovani Lo Celso scored twice as PSG secured a fifth French title in six seasons on Sunday with a 7-1 rout of last year’s champions Monaco.

PSG dethrones Monaco, clinches Ligue 1 title

Having also won the Coupe de la Ligue, PSG could claim a domestic treble with victory in the Coupe de France, but even that does not look like it will be enough to keep former Sevilla coach in the job.

"When I analyse the situation, I think that to grow in Europe you must first do it in the French championship," Emery, who is likely to be replaced in the summer, told Canal+.

"When we look in France, there is Saint-Etienne who won 10 titles, Marseille with nine, Monaco and Nantes on eight. Today we won our seventh. It will open opportunities in other competitions.

"Twenty years ago, if PSG won the championship it was something very big. Today it's important, but we must make room for the Champions League.

"The first objective is to grow in France and then grow in Europe.

"It's a very solid club with the idea of growing even bigger. I am very happy here with my individual project.

"The [club's] ambition, for me, is clear. The club must remain the strongest in France and continue to grow outside [of France].

"I believe in this project and the progress of this team, with or without me."

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