Unai Emery Biography
Unai Emery Etxegoien is a Spanish football manager and former Arsenal Coach. Emery was born on 3rd November 1971. He retired from football playing in 2004 and got into coaching. His first team to coach was Lorca Deportiva CF. At Lorca, he got promoted to the Segunda Division and was awarded the Miguel Muñoz Trophy.
Unai Emery Age
Unai was born on November 3rd 1971 in Hondarribia, Spain. He is 47 years old as of 2018.
Unai Emery Family – Emery’s Origine
Unai was born in the Basque Country in the northern part of Spain. Unai’s parents are Juan Emery and Amelia Etxegoien. Both his grandfather and father were footballers, playing goalkeepers role, and his uncle Román was a midfielder.
Unai Emery Arsenal Coach Sacked
After only 18 months in charge, Unai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal manager on 29, November 2019. The Spaniard joined Arsenal in May 2018 from PSG, following the departure Arsene Wenger. He had led the French giants to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla.
Unai Emery Wife – Luisa Fernandez
Unai and his wife Luisa got married in the year 1998 in Madrid in a private function.
Unai Emery Children
Unai Emery is a father of one child: a son by the name Lander Emery Fernandez.
Unai Emery Managerial Career
Unai started his managerial career after retiring in 2004. He landed his duty as a coach at Lorca Deportiva CF, where he suffered a knee injury in the same club and he was promoted as a Club Manager immediately. His tactics as a manager helped the club to get promotion in the second division for the very first time in its history. They finished in the fifth position in second division managing 69 points but later got relegated in 2007 after Unai’s departure.
2007 Unai moved to Almeria in division two, again helping the club to get promotion for their very first time where they finished eighth in La Liga in 2007-2008, this facilitated his move to Valencia succeeding Ronaldo Koeman as a manager.
After Unai moved to Valencia he stayed in the club for the next four years guiding them to three successive third-place finishes from 2009/12, then he departed to Spartak Moscow where he suffered a brief spell and was sacked on November 25th after poor run results.
Unai took over at Sevilla in the 2012/13 season and won the UEFA Europe league for his next three seasons. He then moved to Paris Saint -Germain in the summer on 28 June 2016. At PSG, he won both domestic cups in France in his first two seasons. During the 2017/18 season, Unai leads the club to win the league 1 title.
On 23 May 2018 Arsenal appointed Unai as their new head coach, where he signed a two year deal with the premier league club.
|Lorca Deportiva||6 January 2005||22 June 2006||70||34||16||20||48.6|
|Almería||22 June 2006||22 May 2008||84||39||20||25||46.4|
|Valencia||22 May 2008||14 May 2012||220||107||58||55||48.6|
|Spartak Moscow||14 May 2012||25 November 2012||26||12||4||10||46.2|
|Sevilla||14 January 2013||12 June 2016||205||106||43||56||51.7|
|Paris Saint-Germain||28 June 2016||14 May 2018||114||87||15||12||76.3|
|Arsenal||23 May 2018||Present||39||24||6||9||61.5|
Unai Emery Tactics
Unai tactics as enabled arsenal to get back on track with 9 wins in a row,
- OFFENSIVE ORGANIZATION: one area which unai has greatly improved is Arsenals end product in the final third, unai usually lines up in a 4-2-3-1 formation which often shifts to 4-2-2-2 when attacking.
- MIDFIELD ORGANIZATION; When you crowd the position box with 3,4 players it forces the midfield position to get narrow,
- STRIKER PARTNERSHIP: Arsenal’s biggest offensive strength is there is their deadly striker partnership of Lacazette and aubameyang
Unai Emery Religion
Unai’s particular religion is not known.
Unai Emery Book – El Maestro
El Maestro is a biography book by Romain Molina about Unai Emery as one of the best football coaches in the world. It includes an exclusive interview with Unai himself as he starts his new challenge at Arsenal. El Maestro takes you on a journey from Emery s Basque Country upbringing, through his playing days, managerial education, domestic and European trophy winning successes in Spain and France, to his arrival as Arsène Wenger’s successor in North London.