Villarreal officially hold their new coach –

Villarreal officially hold their new coach –

Villarreal will not have been idle to replace Unai Emery. After the eviction of Steven Gerrard from the side of Aston Villa, the coach of the yellow submarine took the destination of the Premier League. The Groguets therefore had to find his replacement, and it is now done, in the person of Quique Setien.

Quique Setien signs until 2024

Thereby, as announced by the club in an official statement, Quique Setien takes charge of Villarreal until 2024. The former coach of Real Bétis and FC Barcelona took office on Wednesday morning, and led his first training session with the Groguets. He arrived with his staff, made up of his assistant Ramiro Amarelle, and physical trainer Fran Soto.

He had not found a club since the humiliation suffered by FC Barcelona in the Champions League in 2020. Indeed, it was Quique Setien who coached Barça during the rout against Bayern Munich, with the severe score of 8-2.

“I felt like home”

For his part, Unai Emery has also taken up his duties on the side of Aston Villa. But before his departure, the former PSG coach wanted to send a letter full of emotion to the Villarreal CF. “It’s a great project, which has a lot of support. You’re going to enjoy an amazing new stadium, and you’ll continue to do great things in football. It’s an interesting project, with options in La Liga, Copa Del Rey and Conference League. I was given the best conditions, to give the best version of myself and this team. I felt like home, but now it’s time to go our separate ways “ announced the Spanish coach.

Unai Emery, new coach of Aston Villa (Icon Sport)

Quique Setien will play his first meeting on the Villarreal bench this Thursday. It will be against Hapoel Beer-Sheva, in the Europa League Conference.