Uni Emery leaves Villarreal to take charge of Aston Villa

Uni Emery leaves Villarreal to take charge of Aston Villa

This time, Unai Emery could not resist returning to English football.

Emery quit his job as Villarreal coach on Monday to take over at Aston Villa, replacing the sacked Steven Gerrard.

This will be Emery’s second spell in the Premier League having coached Arsenal in 2018-19.

The Spaniard turned down the chance to become Newcastle manager after the club was bought by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in October last year, saying Villarreal was his home and he wanted to “continue to be part of this project.”

A year later, Emery decided to return to England, ending his 2 1/2-year spell at Villarreal during which he won the Europa League – a title he also claimed three times at Sevilla. do it He also previously coached Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla.

Villa said Emery will start as manager on November 1 after the official completion of his work permit. His contract at Villarreal was due to expire at the end of the season and the BBC reported that Villa paid a buyout fee of around $6 million for the 50-year-old Emery.

Emery will hold a farewell press conference at Villarreal’s training ground on Tuesday, the Spanish club said, and director of football Miguel Angel Tina will take charge of the team on an interim basis until a new coach is appointed.

Gerrard was sacked hours after Villa lost 3-0 at Fulham on Thursday. Villa beat Brentford 4-0 three days later and are 14th in the league.

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