Aston Villa has confirmed the appointment of Unai Emery as the new manager of the club, MySportDab reports.
The announcement comes a few days after the former manager, Steven Gerrard, was relieved of his duty as the club’s head coach after a poor run of form.
The former Liverpool midfielder and Rangers manager suffered a thumping defeat against Fulham, leading to his dismissal from the club hours after the loss.
Steven Gerrard left Aston Villa just a goal difference from the relegation zone in the Premier League table.
After talks with the Villarreal management and meeting the release clause of the former Arsenal manager, Unai Emery has been appointed as the club’s new manager.
An official statement confirming the appointment of Unai Emery as the new manager of the club reads;
“Aston Villa is delighted to announce the appointment of Unai Emery as the club’s new Head Coach.”
Unai Emery is among the elite football managers in Europe, with spells with Arsenal, PSG, Sevilla, and Villarreal.
He won the Europa League final against Manchester United in 2021 and has won the tournament three times consecutively between 2013 and 2016.
Unai Emery took Villarreal to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season before crashing out against Liverpool.
During his spell with Premier League side Arsenal, he took the Gunners to the Europa League final.
At PSG, Unai Emery won the French Ligue 1 title, Trophes des Champions, French League Cups, and French Cups.
The statement from Aston Villa confirms that Emery will take over at the club in November after all formalities on his work permit are sorted out.