Former Arsenal coach Unai Emery will return to the Premier League in November as the brand new head coach of Aston Villa, the English membership introduced on Monday.
Emery, who leaves his publish at Spanish membership Villarreal, takes over from Steven Gerrard who was sacked final week after Villa slumped to a 3-0 defeat to Fulham.
In an announcement, the Midlands membership stated: “Aston Villa is delighted to announce the appointment of Unai Emery because the membership’s new head coach.”
Villa described Emery as a “extremely skilled prime stage coach who has managed over 900 video games”.
The 50-year-old led Villarreal to Europa League success in 2021, beating Manchester United within the last, earlier than guiding them to the semi-finals of final season’s Champions League final season the place they misplaced to Liverpool.
Previous to that he additionally took Sevilla to 3 successive Europa League titles between 2013 and 2016, occurring to elevate Ligue 1 in France with Paris Saint-Germain.
Throughout his spell at Arsenal, he lead the Gunners to the 2019 Europa League last the place they had been humbled 4-1 by Chelsea.
Villa stated Emery, who was attributable to be out of contract with Villarreal on the finish of this season, will take over from November 1 after work allow formalities are accomplished.
It will likely be Emery’s second Premier League stint after managing Arsenal for 18 months earlier than he was dismissed following a seven-match shedding run.
Former Liverpool and England midfielder Gerrard paid the value for Villa’s wretched begin to the season, which sees the membership languishing only one place above the Premier League relegation zone.
Villa have gained solely two of their 11 league matches this time period and their tame give up at Craven Cottage proved the ultimate straw for the membership’s hierarchy as they axed Gerrard after simply 11 months in cost.
Villarreal stated Emery would maintain a farewell press convention on the membership’s coaching floor on Tuesday.
“Head coach Unai Emery has knowledgeable Villareal CF of his unilateral determination to terminate his contract with the membership,” the Spanish outfit stated in an announcement.
“Emery has gone down in Villarreal CF historical past for changing into the primary coach to win a title with the membership, the UEFA Europa League, in addition to the historic achievement of reaching the Champions League semi-finals final yr.
“Villarreal CF want to thank Unai Emery for the work he has executed and desires him the perfect of luck in his profession.”
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