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Unai Emery
Aston Villa

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Personal Details

  • Country of Birth
  • Status
  • Joined Club
    5 November 2022
  • Age
    51 years 97 days
  • Date of Birth
  • Premier League Seasons
  • Premier League Debut Match
    Manchester City (h),
    12 August 2018, Lost 0 - 2

Manager Bio

Unai Emery was appointed Aston Villa head coach on 24 October 2022, joining from LaLiga club Villarreal.  

In his two-and-a-half year spell with the Spanish club, Emery won the UEFA Europa League, beating Manchester United on penalties in 2020/21. 

It's the second time he has taken charge of a Premier League club having been head coach of Arsenal from May 2018, replacing Arsene Wenger, to November 2019. 

The Spaniard spent most of his playing career in his homeland’s second division, retiring at the age of 32 with third-tier side Lorca Deportiva.

He became the club’s coach and immediately oversaw promotion to the second division. The next season Lorca missed out on a place in LaLiga by only five points.

Emery took over at Almeria in 2006 and took them to LaLiga in his first season, before guiding them to an eighth-placed finish the next.

He spent the next four years at Valencia, guiding them to three successive third-place finishes from 2009/10 to 2011/12 before departing for a brief spell at Spartak Moscow.

Emery took over at Sevilla midway through 2012/13 and won the UEFA Europa League in each of his three full seasons there, earning a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2016.

The French side won both domestic cups in each of Emery’s first two seasons in France, completing a treble in 2017/18 as PSG won the Ligue 1 title.

At Arsenal, Emery reached another UEFA Europa League final but lost to Chelsea. In his only full season at Emirates Stadium he led the club to fifth place.

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