Aston Villa holt Trainer Unai Emery aus Villarreal

successor to Gerrard
Aston Villa holt Trainer Unai Emery aus Villarreal

Aston Villa have signed manager Unai Emery. The 50-year-old Spaniard, who succeeds the sacked head coach Steven Gerrard, will start work on November 1, the English first division football club announced on Monday evening.

The English Premier League club Aston Villa has found a prominent successor for team manager Steven Gerrard, who was fired a few days ago. As the club from Birmingham confirmed on Monday evening, Unai Emery will take over as coach at Table 14. Accordingly, Aston Villa paid the exit clause of six million euros to free the Spaniard from FC Villarreal.

Emery will begin work on November 1 after final details are finalized. Liverpool legend Gerrard took over as manager at Aston Villa in November 2021 and was fired last week after a poor start to the season. English media had also brought Thomas Tuchel into play as a successor.

Aston Villa are in the bottom third of the Premier League table after collecting 12 points from 12 games. In the upcoming away game on Saturday (4 p.m.) at Newcastle United, the team will again be coached by interim coach Aaron Danks. According to the club announcement, Emery still has to clarify formalities relating to his work permit.

Emery already has Premier League experience, having coached Arsenal from 2018-2019. There is also an engagement at Paris St. Germain and three consecutive Europa League titles with Sevilla FC (2014 to 2016). The 50-year-old has been coaching Villarreal since 2020, with whom he bowled Bayern from the Champions League last season. In 2021 he also won the Europa League with Villarreal.


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