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Villareal Appoints Former Arsenal Boss, Unai Emery

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Spanish La Liga side Villareal, on Thursday announced the signing of former Arsenal boss, Unai Emery as its new manager.

The former Sevilla, Valencia manager would take over from the sacked Javi Calleja.

“Villarreal CF has reached an agreement with Unai Emery for the Basque manager to be Yellows head coach for the next three seasons,” Villarreal said in a statement.

Emery, 48, was dismissed by Arsenal last November with the Gunners on a seven-match winless streak, their worst run since 1992.

He reached the Europa League final last season with Arsenal, losing to London rivals Chelsea.

Emery led Sevilla to three straight Europa League titles from 2014-16 before winning five major trophies with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Villarreal parted ways with former player Calleja this week despite him taking the club to a fifth-place finish in La Liga and qualifying for the Europa League.

Influential midfielder Santi Cazorla, who has since joined Qatari side Al-Sadd, also left the Estadio de la Ceramica.