Unai Emery has been named the new head coach of Villa.

Steven Gerrard was sacked last week and replaced by Unai Emery.

His first match in charge will be at home to Manchester United on November 6 when he starts his new role.

A farewell press conference will be held by the Spaniard. At the end of his first season at the club, he led them to glory in theEuropa League at United's expense.

In his second season, Emery guided his team to the semifinals of the European competition for the second time.

The last time Emery was in charge of a team in the English premier league was when he was sacked byArsenal. He turned down the chance to come back to England.

Emery fantastic for Villa, he's a super coach

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Carragher on Emery
Jamie Carragher believes Unai Emery would be a great appointment by Aston Villa for the vacant manager role as he has been linked to the role since Steven Gerrard left

The Monday Night Football commentator spoke before Emery was appointed.

It would be a great appointment. Unai Emery is a person I like a lot. He's had a lot of success with teams just below the top.

If you look at what he did at Villarreal, you can see how far they went in the competition. He was a genius at Valencia.

"I don't think he's the type of manager for Barcelona and Real Madrid - and I don't mean that in a disrespectful way - but for a Valencia and an Aston Villa and for clubs who are trying to compete against teams who have more money."

Maybe not for the biggest names in the world, but I think he would be a great appointment for Villa.