Unai Emery was named Arsenal’s new head coach today, and he’ll work in the new executive structure with Raul Sanllehi, Sven Mislintat and Ivan Gazidis.
The 46 year old takes over from Arsene Wenger and his appointment has come out of the blue a little bit as his name was not mentioned until the last couple of days.
Stan Kroenke has had a bit to say about him, but for those unaware of who he is or what he’s done, here are some:
Unai Emery facts
Clubs played for: Real Sociedad, Toledo, Racing Ferrol, Leganes, Lorca Deportiva
Clubs managed: Lorca Deportiva (2004-2006) : Almeria (2006-2008) : Valencia (2008-2012) : Spartak Moscow (2012) : Sevilla (2013-2016) : PSG (2016-2018)
Honours: Europa League winners 2014, 2015, 2016 (Sevilla). Coupe de France 2017, 2018. Coupe de la Ligue 2017, 2018. Ligue 1, 2018.
Matches managed: 608
Goals for: 1172
Goals against: 703
Games managed against Pep Guardiola: 10
Games managed against Jose Mourinho: 5
Excellent quotes about Mourinho: 1
“Mourinho’s stance is that of a crybaby. We have reasons to draw up a list with errors and to make a public complaint for every time we have been adversely affected, but we don’t.”
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Little known fact: He is from the small town of Hondarribia in the Basque region of Spain where they have their own language known as Euskera. The name ‘Emery’ actually means ‘Throbbing red cannon’, so it’s like he was always destined to join the Gunners.
Best anagram of his name: Ya, me urine!