Spanish football expert, the 44-year-old Unai Emery who with Sevilla won a record three consecutive titles in the European league, became the successor of Laurent Blanc, having signed a two-year contract with the French champions Paris Saint-Germain, the club confirmed in a press release.
— Unai Emery (@UnaiEmery_) June 28, 2016
The Spaniard previously spent one season in Russia with Spartak Moscow and also has enjoyed spells with Valencia and Almeria and after many solid results with Sevilla, it was only a matter of time when some of the “big boys” will grab him.
PSG’s Qatari owners are dedicated win the Champions league with Blanc failed, so they opted to sign the Spaniard who has enough experience in Europe’s competition. Emery signed a contract with the French champions, until June 2018.
— PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) June 28, 2016
After signing for his new club, Emery said for the official PSG site:
“It is with great pride that I agreed to become the Paris-Saint Germain coach,” Emery, 44, told the club website. “The club has become one of the biggest in Europe over the past few seasons and I am both happy and honoured to be able to help realise its great ambitions. I am eager to meet up with my new players as well as the people who work tirelessly every day to help the club grow.
“I know that an immense fervour exists around Paris Saint-Germain and I will be giving my best to ensure its millions of fans have a great deal to cheer about.”
Before leaving Sevilla, Emery has bid a farewell to the club.
“Every morning I wake up thanking Sevilla FC for three-and-a-half years, and the great moments we have lived together,” Emery wrote.
“I have only words of gratitude for the years of shared joys. Seasons in which our performance in an increasingly disputed La Liga has allowed us to live unforgettable moments in Europe.”
“Three consecutive Europa Leagues that put the Sevilla FC and their fans as the kings of this competition. On top of that my greatest satisfaction was seeing players grow for the benefit of the club and themselves.”
“It is difficult to close such a beautiful relationship, but I wanted to do it in the most respectful and clear manner with all the Sevillismo, while only asking respect for me. Thanks to the club, all employees, fans and especially the players for their great job involvement.”