Head coach leaves Villarreal and takes charge on 1 November
Aston Villa keen for quick appointment after sacking Gerrard
Aston Villa have named Unai Emery as their new manager after the Premier League club paid the Spaniard’s €6m release clause at Villarreal. Villa approached Emery as they looked to make a quick appointment following the sacking of Steven Gerrard.
Emery will take over from 1 November after his work permit formalities are completed, meaning Villa’s caretaker manager Aaron Danks will remain in charge for Saturday’s visit to Newcastle.