Emery has been appointed as the new head coach of Aston Villa.
Unai Emery, manager of Villarreal, has been named as Aston Villa’s new head coach.
After his work permit formalities are completed, the Spaniard will take over on November 1st, replacing the sacked Steven Gerrard.
This means that his first match as manager will be a Premier League match against Manchester United on November 6.
Emery, a veteran of the English Premier League, led Arsenal from 2018 to 2019.
He finished fifth in the league and led the Gunners to the Europa League final, where they were defeated by Chelsea.
Following his departure from Arsenal, Emery joined Villarreal in 2020 and led the club to Europa League glory in his first season in charge.
He followed up that victory by reaching the Champions League semi-finals the following season.
Villarreal issued a statement announcing Emery’s departure, saying, “Villarreal CF would like to thank Unai Emery for the work he has done and wishes him the best of luck in his career.”
Emery previously managed Sevilla, where he won the Europa League three times.
He then moved on to Paris Saint-Germain, where he helped the club win the Ligue 1 title in 2017-18 before joining Arsenal the following summer.
Emery now takes over a Villa side that is currently 15th in the table, three points above the relegation zone, following a 4-0 win over Brentford on Sunday.