Unai Emery

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Unai Emery Etxegoien is a Spanish football manager and former player who is the head coach of La Liga club Villarreal. After a career spent playing mostly in Spain's Segunda División, Emery transitioned into coaching after retiring in 2004.

 He began at Lorca Deportiva, where he achieved promotion to the Segunda División in his first season.

 He then joined Almería, who he led to promotion to La Liga for the first time in the club's history. He subsequently moved to Valencia, leading the team to top-three finishes. After leaving Valencia, he coached Spartak Moscow for six months, before moving to Sevilla in 2013.

At Sevilla, Emery won an unprecedented three consecutive Europa Leagues, and moved to French club Paris Saint-Germain in 2016. There, he won a Ligue 1 title, two Coupe de France titles, two Coupe de la Ligues, and two Trophée des Champions, which included a domestic quadruple in his second season. 

After the expiry of his contract, Emery was appointed as head coach of English club Arsenal in 2018, succeeding Arsène Wenger. He finished Europa League runner-up in his first season, before being dismissed in November 2019 after a series of poor results.

He was hired by Villarreal in July 2020, where he won the Europa League in his first season and guided the club to a Champions League semi-final run in the following season.

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  • European Coach of the Season 2014
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