Emery was born in Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country. He is a native speaker of the Basque language. Check out his Tactics and Trophies.

Unai Emery : Tactics | Trophies | Good ebening | Wife

Unai Emery Etxegoien is a Spanish football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Aston Villa.

Unai Emery : Tactics | Trophies | Good ebening | Wife

Personal information
Full name Unai Emery Etxegoien
Date of birth 3 November 1971 (age 50)     
   Place of birth     Hondarribia, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder

After a career spent playing mostly in Spain’s Segunda División, Emery transitioned into coaching after retiring in 2004.

He began at Lorca Deportiva, where he achieved promotion to the Segunda División in his first season. He then joined Almería, who he led to promotion to La Liga for the first time in the club’s history.

He subsequently moved to Valencia, leading the team to top-three finishes. After leaving Valencia, he coached Spartak Moscow for six months, before moving to Sevilla in 2013.

Unai Emery Tactics 

Emery has long most commonly favoured a 4-2-3-1 formation, though there have also been occasions he has preferred a 4-4-2.

With both systems his team’s ability to attack is led by their central midfielders, and the double pivot so often used.

Unai Emery : Tactics | Trophies | Good ebening | Wife

As per usual, Unai Emery has experimented with a number of different formations so far in his time at the helm of Villarreal.

The 4-1-4-1 formation has been the most commonly used by the manager, but he’s also shifted to more of a 4-3-3, 4-4-1-1 and even on occasion utilizing a 4-4-2.

It is however under the 4-1-4-1, their first-choice formation at this stage, where they’ve had the most success and remain undefeated in the league when deploying the system. The 4-1-4-1 features many distinguished players, some of whom have been at the club for years.

Most notably in terms of long-term players, Sergio Asenjo has kept his place in goal under Emery; while captain Mario Gaspar remains the club’s first-choice right-back.

At centre-back however, Emery has established the formidable partnership of former Real Madrid and Napoli man Raul Albiol, and youngster Pau Torres.


In 2008–09, his first season with Los Che, Emery led them to a sixth-place finish, with subsequent qualification to the UEFA Europa League, in spite of the club’s serious financial problems.

Unai Emery : Tactics | Trophies | Good ebening | Wife

The team reached the Round of 32 in the UEFA Cup, losing on away goals after a 3–3 aggregate draw against Dynamo Kyiv, and the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, exiting against Sevilla.

  • Miguel Muñoz Trophy (Segunda División): 2005–06, 2006–07
  • La Liga Manager of the Month: March 2014, January 2015
  • European Coach of the Season: 2013–14
  • UNFP Manager of the Year: 2017–18

On 13 May 2012, Leonid Fedun, owner of Spartak Moscow, announced Emery as the Russian club’s coach for the following two seasons.

And on 25 November he was sacked after a run of poor results, after only managing the side for six months. His last game in charge was a 5–1 home loss in the derby against Dynamo Moscow.

Emery returned to Spanish football on 14 January 2013, replacing the sacked Míchel at the helm of Sevilla.

He led the club to fifth position in 2013–14, his first full season. On 14 May 2014, he won the Europa League final, defeating Benfica on penalties.

Unai emery good ebening 

During his reign at Arsenal, Emery made a name for himself as he always hilariously started his press conferences with a ‘Good Ebening’ opener.

Emery was always on the receiving end due to his shaky pronunciation of Good Evening. It would be interesting to see if he will carry on with the ‘Good Ebening’ catchphrase in England.

His first matches will be against Manchester United in the Premier League and the League Cup.

Former Arsenal coach Unai Emery will return to the Premier League in November as the new head coach of Aston Villa, the English club announced on Monday.

Emery, who leaves his post at Spanish club Villarreal, takes over from Steven Gerrard who was sacked last week after Villa slumped to a 3-0 defeat to Fulham.


Arsenal boss Unai Emery was dating a Spanish bar owner at the same time as seeing a UK-based businesswoman, it has emerged.

Last week, Brit Sacha Wright told The Sun on Sunday that the football boss branded her a “white witch” — blaming her for his team’s poor form that got him the sack after she ended their two-year relationship.

Unai Emery : Tactics | Trophies | Good ebening | Wife

But now we can reveal Gunners flop Unai, 48, fired by Arsenal last November, has also been dating bar owner Lucila Vila Segui in his native Spain.

A source close to her said tonight: “Lucila has travelled all over the world with Unai and, while they are not married, they have lived together like man and wife.

“They’ve been together more than ten years and she has been his partner ever since he split from his actual wife, Luisa.

“She is still with Unai now. It has caused great confusion because Sacha says she was with him until last month.

By Rishabh

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