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Unai Emery Signs New Five-Year Contract with Aston Villa

Unai Emery Signs New Five-Year Contract with Aston Villa

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery
Aston Villa manager Unai Emery celebrates their third goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool FC at Villa Park on May 13, 2024 in Birmingham, England.(Image-Getty) 



Aston Villa has officially announced that Unai Emery has signed a new five-year contract with the club, solidifying his commitment until 2029. This extension follows a remarkable turnaround under Emery's leadership, which began when he took over in October 2022. 


 Emery’s Impact on Aston Villa


Since taking the helm, Emery has overseen a significant transformation at Villa. Upon his appointment, the team was struggling in 17th place with just nine points from 11 matches, barely escaping the relegation zone on goal difference. Emery's first game in charge on 6 November 2022 saw Villa secure a crucial 3-1 victory over Manchester United. 


Under Emery’s guidance, Villa’s performance dramatically improved, with the team losing only six of their remaining 24 matches in the 2022/23 season. This momentum carried into the following season, culminating in Villa securing a fourth-place finish and earning a spot in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the club's history.


 Key Achievements


One of the standout moments of Emery's tenure was a home victory against Manchester City, where Villa won 1-0. In this match, Villa restricted the champions to just two shots on target, both in the opening 15 minutes, while amassing 22 attempts on goal themselves – the most City had conceded in a Premier League match under Pep Guardiola at that time.


Villa also completed a league double over Arsenal, defeating them 1-0 at home and 2-0 away at the Emirates Stadium. Another notable achievement was a 15-match home winning streak starting with a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace on 4 March 2023. This run is one of the longest in Premier League history.


 Emery’s Vision for the Future


Reflecting on his new contract, Emery expressed his excitement and commitment to the club: “I am very happy to take this step and the responsibility of leading this club. Since I came to Villa with Wes [Edens] and Nassef [Sawiris], we have found the best environment and structure to develop a project with the highest ambition. All the football structure with Monchi and Damian and the owners, we share the same vision and goals. There’s a great chemistry at Aston Villa. The fans’ support makes it feel like home. We are excited to continue this journey with no limits to our dreams.”


Conclusion


Emery’s new contract is a testament to the progress and potential of Aston Villa under his leadership. With a shared vision among the club’s management and unwavering support from fans, the future looks promising for Villa as they embark on this new chapter.

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