English Premier League club side Aston Villa has appointed former Arsenal and Paris St-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new head coach. The club’s ambition and determination are to make a mark in Europe and Steven Gerrard has failed to hit that mark which was why he was sacked.
Aston Villa Appoints Unai Emery as New Head Coach
Unai Emery has won the Europa League and so considered a European specialist. He won the Europa League with Sevilla before lifting the trophy again with Villarreal when they beat Manchester United in 2021.
He retains an excellent reputation and was the prime target for Newcastle’s Saudi Arabian owners before they appointed Eddie Howe. Emery’s first task is to move Aston Villa up the Premier League and he will return to England as a manager with something to prove following his sacking by Arsenal in 2019.
Villa’s owners want the club to be competing in Europe and want a reset following the sacking of Steven Gerrard after less than a year.
They believe in Emery, they have landed one of Europe’s most experienced, respected and decorated coaches who will be fired by a fierce determination to set the record straight after his time at Arsenal.