15 Facts About Unai Emery

1. Unai Emery began at Lorca Deportiva, where he achieved promotion to the Segunda Division in his first season.

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2. At Sevilla, Unai Emery won an unprecedented three consecutive Europa Leagues, and moved to French club Paris Saint-Germain in 2016.

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3. Unai Emery led Arsenal to a 5th place finish in the Premier League, missing out by a single point on automatic Champion's League qualification, as well as Europa League runner-up in his first season, before being dismissed in November 2019 after an elongated series of poor results.

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4. Unai Emery is a native speaker of the Basque language.

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5. Unai Emery was mocked by Arsenal players for his accented and broken English, including his confusion of b and v, which is common amongst Spanish speakers; clips of him saying "good ebening" became a meme.

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6. Unai Emery was awarded the Miguel Munoz Trophy as coach of the season.

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7. In May 2010, Unai Emery renewed his contract for another year.

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8. On 12 June 2016, after Unai Emery expressed his desire to leave Sevilla, the club announced that they would be parting ways.

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9. On 28 June 2016, Unai Emery signed a two-year deal, with the option of a third, to succeed Laurent Blanc at French quadruple-holders Paris Saint-Germain.

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10. Unai Emery led PSG to second place in their group of the Champions League, behind Arsenal.

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11. On 28 April 2018, Unai Emery announced his decision to leave the Parisian club at the end of the season with a year left on his contract.

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12. On 23 May 2018, Unai Emery was appointed head coach of Arsenal.

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13. Unai Emery agreed to a two-year deal, with the club having the option to extend his deal for a further year.

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14. Unai Emery brought into the defence David Luiz from rivals Chelsea and Scotsman Kieran Tierney from Celtic, as well as midfielder Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid.

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15. On 23 July 2020, Unai Emery was announced as the new head coach of La Liga club Villarreal, succeeding Javier Calleja on a three-year deal.

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