Unai Emery signs new five-year contract with Aston Villa

Unai Emery has signed a five-year contract with Aston Villa until 2029, marking his first five-year tenure. Emery has transformed the club from a struggling Championship contender to a Champions League hopeful in just 19 months. He will become the highest-paid manager in Villa's history, earning £8 million annually. Villa's billionaire owners, Sawiris and Wes Edens, are excited about the long-term vision.


Unai Emery has committed to Aston Villa until 2029 with a new five-year contract. The Spanish manager has revitalized the club, transforming them from struggling Championship contenders to Champions League hopefuls in just 19 months. This announcement kicks off Villa’s 150th anniversary season on a high note.

Chairman Nassef Sawiris expressed his excitement, stating, “We are building something special here at Aston Villa with Unai at its core.” Emery will become the highest-paid manager in Villa’s history, earning £8 million annually, or about £154,000 a week, before bonuses. Emery’s leadership led Villa to a surprising fourth-place finish last season, securing their first Champions League qualification in 41 years.

The club also reached the UEFA Conference League semi-finals. Emery shared his enthusiasm, saying, “We are really excited to continue this journey with no limits to our dreams.” Villa’s billionaire owners, Sawiris and Wes Edens, emphasized their long-term vision by securing Emery amid interest from top European clubs. The club now looks forward to its historic anniversary year with renewed ambition and stability.


Aston Villa performance and stats

Aston Villa

Manager: Unai Emery Etxegoien
Rank 4th
Win 20
Draw 8
Loss 9
Goals 76-56
Diff 20
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 1
Loss 1
Goals 12-7
Diff 5

Aston Villa is currently 4th in the Premier League with 68 points.

In the last 38 games, it has won 20 times, drawn 8 times, and lost 10 times. In its last match, Aston Villa lost 5-0 against Crystal Palace.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 76 goals and conceding 56.​

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