EPL: Emery Extends Contract At Aston Villa

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Aston Villa announced manager Unai Emery has signed a new five-year contract.

The Spaniard has been rewarded after guiding the Birmingham club to a fourth-placed finish and Champions League qualification last season.

Emery, 52, has transformed Villa's fortunes since arriving in October 2022 with the team just three points above the relegation zone.

"I am very happy to take this step (signing a new contract) and the responsibility of leading this club," Emery told the media.

"Since I came to Villa with (co-owner) Wes (Edens) and (chairman) Nassef (Sawiris) we found always the best environment and structure to develop a project with the highest ambition. There's a great chemistry in Aston Villa and the element of the fans' support also makes the difference to feel like home. We are really excited to continue this journey with no limits to our dreams."