Aston Villa considering Unai Emery to succeed sacked Steven Gerrard – report

Villarreal head coach Unai Emery looks on from the bench during the La Liga match between Real Sociedad and Villarreal on 9 October, 2022 at the Reale Arena, San Sebastian, Spain
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Aston Villa intend to hold talks with former Arsenal boss Unai Emery about becoming their new head coach, according to reports.

After months of mounting pressure, Steven Gerrard finally succumbed to the sack after Thursday's dismal 3-0 defeat at Fulham – where the atmosphere in the away turned toxic as Villa fans pulled no punches in making their feelings known.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...