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Get To Know Unai Emery As Arsenal Football Club Unveils The Spaniard As Wenger’s Replacement

Get To Know Unai Emery As Arsenal Football Club Unveils The Spaniard As Wenger’s Replacement

Arsenal Football Club of London has unveiled, Unai Emery as its new manager, following the exit of former coach Arsene Wenger after the latter’s 21years spell in with the club.

Read: Arsene Wenger Announces His Exit From The Club After 21 Years

Emery, the former PSG boss was picked ahead of the pundits favourite, Mikel Arteta. His pedigree and experience both in the domestic leagues and in Europe made him edge out Arteta.

Emery while in France won a treble comprising Ligue 1, the French Cup and French League Cup in his final season and earlier in his career in the Spanish league, won three successive Europa League titles in charge of Sevilla. Arteta who was a former player at the Emirates had been working in the last one year with Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola.

Here are 5 quick facts about the new arsenal coach.

1. Age and nationality

Unai Emery is a Spanish manager who is 46-years-old. He was born on third of November 1971, in Hondarribia, in the Basque region of Spain.

2. Professional Football Career

Emery had a fairly professional football career before he went into management. He started his playing career for the youth set-up of Real Sociedad before his promotion into the first team. He also played for ToledoRacing FerrolLeganés before he retired at Lorca Deportiva in 2004.

3. Managerial career

Emery started his coaching career with Lorca Deportiva, the club he retired from in 2004, where he helped them gain promotion to the second division for the first time in the club’s history.

After his time at Lorca Deportiva, he moved on to coach, Almería, Valencia Spartak Moscow and Sevilla leading the side to three consecutive Europa League titles between 2013 and 2016 although he was unable to win the UEFA Super Cup on two occasions.

4. Emery’s Time at Paris Saint-Germain

Unai Emery moved to coach PSG in June 2016 and during the course of his two-year reign has lifted Ligue 1, two French Cups and two French League Cups

 

5. Family And Personal Life

His father and grandfather were both goalkeepers while Emery’s uncle, Roman played as a midfielder. Hailing from the Basque region of Spain, Emery, having only managed in his native country, Russia (Spartak Moscow) and France, reportedly doesn’t speak much of English Langauge.

 

 

 

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