Unai Emery has succeeded Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa

Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery./COURTESY

English Premier League side Aston villa on Monday announced the appointment of former Arsenal boss Unai Emery as their new Head Coach following the departure of Steven Gerrard.

The Spanish tactician will join the club in November and leave his post at Villarreal, despite helping the La Liga side win the Europa league two years ago as well as reaching the Champions League semi final last season.

Emery, who spent two years with Arsenal from 2018 to 2019 will hold a farewell press conference with Villarreal on Tuesday before making his return to the Premier League.

The 50-year-old also managed PSG where he won Ligue 1 with the French giants and two league cups before making his way to the EPL.

Emery’s fast task will be at Villa Park against Manchester United on November 6th.

Villa sacked Steven Gerrard after just 11 months in charge following unwanted results having won just 1 match in his last five, leaving the club at a relegation zone.

Elsewhere, former Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick has accepted his first permanent job to manage Middlesbrough.

Carrick replaces Chris Wilder, who was shown an exit door early this month following the poor results in the second tier of English football league.

The 41-year-old had a temporary job at Old Trafford when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked last season. The ex-Three Lions star said he is really excited to manage Middlesbrough where he started his professional career in his first interview with the club.