Emery worked with Di Maria at PSG for two seasons before being and axed and leaving for the Gunners.
The Argentine told Canal Football Club: “Tuchel and Emery? These are two very different people. Tuchel is very close to his players, he likes to joke with us, he’s always laughing, and I think it’s important for the team.
“I’ve had a lot of coaches, and I think those who are the most similar are (Carlo) Ancelotti and him. They are both close to the players, they give us everything, and I think it’s important. If I like it? Yes, it’s much better, the coach is relaxed, we know that when we have to train, we train, but when the training ends, we relax, we laugh … It’s very important to the whole team.”