Premier League DONE DEAL: Unai Emery agrees Aston Villa contract extension

Aston Villa have announced head coach Unai Emery has agreed to a contract extension until 2027.

The Spaniard has transformed the club since his appointment in October 2022 and immediately guided Villa to a seventh-place finish in the Premier League having occupied 17th position at the time of his arrival.

The 52-year-old therefore led the club to European qualification for the first time since 2010 and has continued to build on that platform in his first full season at the helm. The club are currently on pace to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League while Emery’s wealth of experience on the continental stage has also guided us to a first European semi-final in 42 years.

Emery said: “We are enjoying our way together with Villa fans, the club owners, management and this great group of players that we are proud of.

“Me and the football management… we share the vision of the owners. Nassef [Sawiris] and Wes [Edens] are very supportive and respectful, and we have a good environment and the right structure to develop this football club.

“We must maintain the hard-working spirit, clever decisions and coordination with the ownership that we have found during this time. We will work to get better and better. And we will demand from each other. Ambition already is, and must always be, the motto of this project.”

Chairman Nassef Sawiris said: “We are thrilled and are building a sporting operation around Unai to support him with a view of returning Aston Villa, a co-founder of the English Football League as we prepare to celebrate our 150th anniversary, to its historic levels of greatness.”


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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