Ex-Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been appointed by La Liga side Villarreal to take charge of the next campaign as head coach.

Unai Emery Signs a Three-year contract at Villarreal

The Spaniard who was appointed at the Emirates to fill the void of Legendary Arsene Wenger lasted just 18 months in charge in North London.

He was relieved off his duties in last November and replaced with ex Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta after failing to impress the Arsenal bosses.

Villarreal on Thursday announced that the 48-year-old has signed for them on a three-year contract and will be in charge of the first team from next campaign ongoing.

The club announced on their official website with a statement: “Villarreal CF has reached an agreement with Unai Emery for the Basque manager to be Yellows head coach for the next three seasons.

“Unai Emery is a well-respected coach with vast experience in football around the world, and has managed top-level clubs such as Paris Saint-German and Arsenal FC. Furthermore, he also knows La Liga perfectly, after two successful spells at Sevilla FC and Valencia CF.

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“Emery started his sporting career at Lorca Deportiva, managing to get them promoted to Segunda Division. After his first managerial experience, he moved to UD Almeria, who he also got promoted. This time, it was to the top flight of Spanish football.

“In the 2007-08 season, Emery arrived at Valencia CF, the club he managed for four seasons. On the bench at Mestalla, the Basque coach finished third in La Liga on a total of three occasions, each of which saw Los Che qualify for the UEFA Champions League the following season.

“After a brief spell at Spartak Moscow, Emery returned to Spain in 2013 to take the reins at Sevilla. With the Andalusian club, he made history, winning three consecutive UEFA Europa League.

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“In recent seasons, the Basque manager has been in charge of two top-level projects on the European stage.

“After his successful time at Sevilla, he moved to Paris Saint-Germain, with whom he added to his trophy cabinet, winning a Ligue 1, two Coupes de France, two Coupes de la Ligue and two French Super Cups.

“In his last role as manager, Emery took charge at Arsenal FC, with whom he was UEFA Europa League runner-up in the 2018-19 campaign.”

Villarreal finished the La Liga in fifth position which means they will play in next season’s Europa League campaign which Unai Emery has notably achieved great success at.

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