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HomeSportsAston Villa appoint Unai Emery as new Head Coach.

Aston Villa appoint Unai Emery as new Head Coach.

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Unai Emery has been appointed by Aston Villa to replace Steven Gerrard, who was sacked last week, making a return in the Premier league after three years.

The 50-year-old who had a spell as Arsenal manager from 2018 to 2019, will begin his new role on November 1 after his work permit formalities are completed.

The Spaniard has enjoyed a successful stint with Villarreal since joining the club in the summer of 2020, leading them to glory in the Europa League at the end of his first season.

Emery continued to have a successful campaign guiding Villarreal to the Champions League semi-finals for just the second time in their history.

Prior to making a return to Premier League, Newcastle offered Emery a managerial position but he turned it down with the magpies turning to Eddie Howe instead.

Emery’s success also dates back to when he won Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain, as well as two French Cups and two French League Cups.

He also won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla which, combined with the fourth he won with Villarreal making him the most successful manager in the history of the competition.

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