Unai Emery makes final decision on his future at Aston Villa amid interest from top clubs


Amidst growing interest from top clubs in Europe, Aston Villa head coach Unai Emery has made a final decision on his future ahead of next season's club football activities.

Aston Villa in an official statement has now confirmed that the Spanish coach Unai Emery has extended his contract with the English club committing himself to the goals and ambitions of the club.

Unai Emery signed a contract extension which would see him remain at the club until 2027. Emery has been doing a tremendously impressive job since he joined Villa from Villarreal in October 2022. The team is currently on track to qualify for the UEFA Champions League and has made it to the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa Conference League.

The official statement which was shared by the club read, "Aston Villa are thrilled to announce head coach Unai Emery has agreed to a contract extension until 2027. The Spaniard has transformed the club since his appointment in October 2022 and immediately guided Villa to a seventh-place finish in the Premier League having occupied 17th position at the time of his arrival. The 52-year-old therefore led the club to European qualification for the first time since 2010 and has continued to build on that platform in his first full season at the helm. The club are currently on pace to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League while Emery’s wealth of experience on the continental stage has also guided us to a first European semi-final in 42 years."

Speaking on his decision to remain with the club Unai Emery stated, “We are enjoying our way together with Villa fans, the club owners, management and this great group of players that we are proud of. Me and the football management… we share the vision of the owners. Nassef [Sawiris] and Wes [Edens] are very supportive and respectful, and we have a good environment and the right structure to develop this football club. We must maintain the hard-working spirit, clever decisions and coordination with the ownership that we have found during this time. We will work to get better and better. And we will demand from each other. Ambition already is, and must always be, the motto of this project."

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