Aston Villa have appointed former Arsenal and PSG manager Unai Emery as their new head coach.
The 50-year-old will replace Steven Gerrard, who was sacked on Thursday following a 3-0 loss to Fulham.
Villa said in a statement that Emery “will take over from November 1st after his work permit formalities are completed.”
The club added: “Aston Villa is delighted to announce the appointment of Unai Emery as the club’s new Head Coach.
“Unai joins from Villarreal, whom he led to Europa League success by beating Manchester United in the final in 2021 as well as the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.
“A highly experienced top level coach who has managed over 900 games, Unai has also previously managed in the Premier League during a spell with Arsenal, leading the Gunners to a Europa League final.
“He has also enjoyed notable success at Sevilla and at Paris Saint Germain. In Seville, he won three successive Europa League titles between 2013 and 2016 before going on to lift a Ligue 1 championship in France as well as two French Cups, two French League Cups and two Trophée des Champions.”