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Unai Emery signs new deal with Aston Villa until 2027

  • Unai Emery shuns Bayern interest, signs new deal with Aston Villa until 2027.

Aston Villa head coach Unai Emery has silenced transfer rumours by signing a contract extension that keeps him at Villa Park until 2027, according to The Athletic.

The 52-year-old Spaniard arrived in October 2022, inheriting a team with potential but lacking direction.

Former coach Steven Gerrard had the Villains slipping in 17th, but when Emery arrived, they shot up the table and finished seventh, securing Europa Conference League football.

Since his arrival in October 2022, he has led Villa to 36 league wins with ten draws, suffering only 14 losses – a stunning 63% win rate.

Fast forward eight months, and Villa are not only pushing for a Champions League spot but are also in the Europa Conference League semi-final – a remarkable turnaround. After 77 games in total, he has recorded 44W, 14D, 19L

Emery’s success inevitably attracted attention from bigger clubs, with Bayern Munich a recent name tossed around.

However, the former Arsenal boss has shut down speculation. He wants to build a legacy at Villa.

Villa’s ambitious ownership group, Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, see Emery as their own Sir Alex Ferguson. They believe he can usher in a period of sustained dominance. This new deal is just the first step.

Emery’s pedigree speaks for itself. He replaced Gerrard in 2022, fresh off a Europa League triumph with Villarreal, his fourth in total, having previously secured the trophy three times with Sevilla.

He took Arsenal to the final of the Europa League again, but they lost to Chelsea.

His Villa side is sitting pretty in fourth place in the Premier League, six points clear of Tottenham Hotspur. Villa are well on their way to securing Champions League football for the first time in decades.

European glory could follow, with a clash against Olympiacos in the Europa Conference League semi-final. With Emery at the helm, anything seems possible for this resurgent Aston Villa.

They can potentially secure their first trophy since 1996 and their first European title since 1982.

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