PSG appoints Unai Emery as new coach

Spaniard Unai Emery, 44, takes over from Laurent Blanc, who left his role with the Qatari-backed French giants on Monday.

Unai Emery after being named as PSG's coach.   -  PSG official

Paris Saint-Germain appointed Spaniard Unai Emery as its new coach on a two-year contract on Tuesday. Emery, 44, takes over from Laurent Blanc, who left his role with the Qatari-backed French giants on Monday.

Emery had terminated his contract with Sevilla earlier this month, having guided the Spanish side to three successive Europa League titles.

“It is with great pride that I agreed to become the Paris Saint-Germain coach," said Unai Emery. "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 the Paris Saint-Germain and I will be giving my best to ensure its millions of fans have a great deal to cheer about," an official statement from PSG quoted Emery as saying.

“I am very happy to welcome Unai Emery as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain," said Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Paris Saint-Germain chairman and CEO.

"Unai will bring to the Club all his experience, his passion and his strong management skills and human qualities. He has a proven talent to get the most out of a team. I am convinced that our fans will love the spectacular style of football our team will play with Unai.”

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