Three years later, Unai Emery returns to England. After Arsenal, from May 2018 to November 2019, the Spanish coach (50) arrives at Aston Villa to take over from Steven Gerrard, dismissed from his post on Thursday evening.
Yet under contract until June 2023 at Villarreal, the club with which he won the Europa League in 2021, the Basque decided “unilaterally” of his departure, according to the press release from the yellow submarine. Emery will take office on November 1, the time to obtain his work permit, the Villans club said.
Also passed by Paris Saint-Germain between 2016 and 2018, Unai Emery notably won the 2018 French Championship, but above all the Europa League four times (2014, 2015, 2016, 2021). With the Spanish formation, he occupied the 7th position in La Liga. His mission will be to straighten Aston Villa, only 15th in the Premier League with 12 points in as many days.
In a tweet, the coach thanked the Yellow Submarine, “(s)a house” with which he climbed to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season against Liverpool (0-2, 2-3).
According MarkQuique Setién (64), whose last experience on a bench dates back to 2020 with FC Barcelona, holds the rope to replace Emery.