Unai Emery: Aston Villa Appoint Former Arsenal Head Coach Following Steven Gerrard’s Sacking

Unai Emery: Aston Villa Appoint Former Arsenal Head Coach Following Steven Gerrard’s Sacking

  • Aston Villa have appointed Villareal Head Coach Unai Emery as the club's new boss following Steven Gerrard's dismissal last week
  • Emery will leave his role in Spain, where Villareal currently lie in 7th place despite reaching the Champions League semi-finals last season
  • This will be Emery's second stint in the Premier League following his eventful stay at Arsenal from 2018 to 2019

Aston Villa have confirmed an agreement with former Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain Head Coach Unai Emery to take over as the club's boss on November 1st.

Villa sacked Steven Gerrard last week following a poor run of results that saw the club hover above relegation places.

Unai Emery, Aston Villa, Arsenal, Good Ebening, Steven Gerrard
Unai Emery has been appointed as the new Aston Villa boss. Photo by Aitor Alcalde.
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Emery joins the club on the back of a very impressive CV that has seen him win multiple Europa League titles.

A statement from the club read:

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Unai joins from Villarreal, whom he led to Europa League success by beating Manchester United in the final in 2021 as well as the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.
A highly experienced top level coach who has managed over 900 games, Unai has also previously managed in the Premier League during a spell with Arsenal, leading the Gunners to a Europa League final.
He has also enjoyed notable success at Sevilla and at Paris Saint Germain. In Seville, he won three successive Europa League titles between 2013 and 2016 before going on to lift a Ligue 1 championship in France as well as two French Cups, two French League Cups and two Trophée des Champions.
Unai will take over from November 1st after his work permit formalities are completed."

Where the 'Good Ebening' phrase came from

Sports Brief has also reported that Unai Emery's return to the Premier League means that fans can look forward to more 'Good Ebening' press conferences from the head coach.

Emery was confirmed as Aston Villa's new boss, who will now take over from Steven Gerrard, who was sacked last week.

This will be the second time the Spanish tactician will be Premier League following his eventful stint at Arsenal in 2018. He served as Arsenal's head coach for 18 months before he was sacked after a run of disappointing results.

Source: SportsBrief.com