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Villarreal: Emery named new head coach of LaLiga club

Unai Emery, who was sacked as Arsenal boss in November, has replaced Javier Calleja at LaLiga club Villarreal.

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Emery named new Villarreal head coach

Villarreal have announced the appointment of Unai Emery as their new head.

Emery signs three-year contract at Villarreal

The former Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla boss has signed a three-year deal with the club, who finished fifth in LaLiga in 2019-20.

It is Emery's first job since he was sacked by the Gunners last November following a run of just one win in nine games in all competitions.

He succeeded Arsène Wenger at Emirates Stadium in 2018 but failed to secure a return to the Champions League, losing the Europa League final 4-1 to Chelsea last year.

Emery's predecessor Calleja "hurt" over Villarreal departure

Emery has replaced Javier Calleja, who left Villarreal at the end of the league season despite leading them to a Europa League return.

"I don't t hold any grudge but I'm hurt," he told El Transistor. "Now it's the turn of Unai Emery and I hope he takes them as high as possible. 

"I'm hurt by the way this has happened. I would have done it differently."

Villarreal lost three of their final five games of the season but had previously been on a six-game unbeaten run, which propelled them back into contention for Europe.