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Unai Emery said: "This is a big team, with great players. We think we need change, little things, a few players. I want to speak individually with all the players face to face."
Premier League: Manager Unai Emery issues warning for underperforming stars, promises 'new future' for Arsenal
Unai Emery said: "This is a big team, with great players. We think we need change, little things, a few players. I want to speak individually with all the players face to face."
Stressing that they needed one of the top four batsmen to stay at the crease till the end, skipper Ajinkya Rahane said with so many wickets in hand, Rajasthan Royals should have won against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator here.
RR Needed Someone to Bat Through Chase: Ajinkya Rahane
Stressing that they needed one of the top four batsmen to stay at the crease till the end, skipper Ajinkya Rahane said with so many wickets in hand, Rajasthan Royals should have won against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator here.
The Indian Premier League match between Chennai and Hyderabad on Tuesday set a new global benchmark with 8.26 million concurrent viewers logging onto Hotstar, the chief executive of the video streaming platform told Reuters.
IPL Sets New Benchmark with Hotstar Streaming Record in CSK-SRH Tie
The Indian Premier League match between Chennai and Hyderabad on Tuesday set a new global benchmark with 8.26 million concurrent viewers logging onto Hotstar, the chief executive of the video streaming platform told Reuters.
The Indian Premier League match between Chennai and Hyderabad on Tuesday set a new global benchmark with 8.26 million concurrent viewers logging onto Hotstar
Hotstar establishes a new streaming record with IPL 2018 getting 8.26 mn concurrent viewers
The Indian Premier League match between Chennai and Hyderabad on Tuesday set a new global benchmark with 8.26 million concurrent viewers logging onto Hotstar
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, Liverpool fans at the Kop sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield, Liverpool, England. The famous tune will be sung Saturday by 16,000-plus Liverpool fans at Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, Liverpool fans at the Kop sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield, Liverpool, England. The famous tune will be sung Saturday by 16,000-plus Liverpool fans at Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, Liverpool fans at the Kop sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield, Liverpool, England. The famous tune will be sung Saturday by 16,000-plus Liverpool fans at Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
Rondon scored 24 goals in three Premier League seasons at West Brom, almost a quarter of the 104 produced by the Baggies.
Rondon wanted by Atleti, Inter Milan, and West Ham
Rondon scored 24 goals in three Premier League seasons at West Brom, almost a quarter of the 104 produced by the Baggies.
Rondon scored 24 goals in three Premier League seasons at West Brom, almost a quarter of the 104 produced by the Baggies.
Rondon wanted by Atleti, Inter Milan, and West Ham
Rondon scored 24 goals in three Premier League seasons at West Brom, almost a quarter of the 104 produced by the Baggies.
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Transfer Rumors: Seri to Arsenal; Vagnoman to Chelsea
The latest gossip from around the Premier League.
The latest gossip from around the Premier League.
Transfer Rumors: Seri to Arsenal; Vagnoman to Chelsea
The latest gossip from around the Premier League.
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Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea vs Liverpool - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - May 6, 2018 Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Premier League - Chelsea vs Liverpool
Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea vs Liverpool - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - May 6, 2018 Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Unai Emery has promised that his Arsenal team will be fearless in their pursuit of restoring the club to the top of English football, despite chief executive Ivan Gazidis warning fans to be patient. Arsenal have handed Emery a three-year contract to succeed Arsene Wenger and the Spaniard will have to work with a strict £50 million transfer budget. Emery has admitted there is unlikely to be an overhaul of the squad which finished 37 points and five places behind Premier League champions Manchester City, but he is confident he can turn them into trophy hunters again. Asked whether Arsenal could catch City next season, Emery said: “That is our objective. Arsenal is a club with fantastic personality and identity, and I believe and the club has shown me that they believe. It is about showing that personality and showing the stature of this football club. “What we want to do is not fear any team, neither here in the Premier League nor in Europe, and our objective is to be among the best and to beat the best. “The target is to be a candidate and to challenge for the title. It is important for the club after two years outside of the Champions League to work this way. We need to be in the best club in the Premier League and in the world.” Gazidis is confident he has the right man to reunite the club and bring success but is aware progress may be slow. “I think we need to understand that success isn’t instant,” said Gazidis. “So, this is going to be a process. As Unai said, day after day you try to improve a little bit, you try to move forward. That’s what we have to do. “We have to work hard, we have to work well together and take this step by step. There are so many stories in sport of people who achieve things that were not believed possible at the beginning of the journey, because they focused on that process of just getting a little better every day. “It’s not going to be instant. So, this kind of significant change in a club doesn’t deliver instant success, nobody is naive enough to think that. But I do think the new way of working, the new energy, stimulates the environment and I think it’s going to be very positive. I could not possibly feel better about this appointment.” Emery with Ivan Gazidis at the Emirates Credit: Getty images Handed the title of head coach, rather than manager, Emery will have to work closely with head of recruitment Sven Mislintat over transfers, but he is not expecting to make big changes to the squad. “We think we need change, very little, a little bit with the players,” said Emery. “I know all the players, I think they are very important and I want to be with them. But I want to speak to them individually and to speak with them face to face. “I think it is about having belief in the players. We will have time to speak about where we need to improve, we have already touched on that a little bit. We do need to go into more detail but we have got that strong nucleus, if you like. “I’m the type of coach who has always worked really hard, not because I do it better than anyone else but because that is what I believe the most important thing is. “I’m very demanding of myself, I’m passionate and I really want to transmit that to the people around me – that we can and must improve in the future.” Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? Emery wasted no time in conveying his message within the club, as he addressed his new staff for the first time over a conference call. Ahead of his first press conference, Emery, together with Gazidis, told members of staff that he wanted to create a new history and a great future for Arsenal. Expanding on that point in front of the media, Emery said: “I think the most important thing is to connect with people and have those personal relationships. Heart to heart, head to head. The heart transmits emotion, the head transmits the intelligence. “So, it’s really important to have that connection both on a personal and collective level. What you are looking for is a shared experience. I’m a coach that has come from the second division, gone through to the first division, coached at Paris Saint-Germain and now at Arsenal. And, really, the essence of it all is people.”
Unai Emery says he will get 'fearless' Arsenal back on top
Unai Emery has promised that his Arsenal team will be fearless in their pursuit of restoring the club to the top of English football, despite chief executive Ivan Gazidis warning fans to be patient. Arsenal have handed Emery a three-year contract to succeed Arsene Wenger and the Spaniard will have to work with a strict £50 million transfer budget. Emery has admitted there is unlikely to be an overhaul of the squad which finished 37 points and five places behind Premier League champions Manchester City, but he is confident he can turn them into trophy hunters again. Asked whether Arsenal could catch City next season, Emery said: “That is our objective. Arsenal is a club with fantastic personality and identity, and I believe and the club has shown me that they believe. It is about showing that personality and showing the stature of this football club. “What we want to do is not fear any team, neither here in the Premier League nor in Europe, and our objective is to be among the best and to beat the best. “The target is to be a candidate and to challenge for the title. It is important for the club after two years outside of the Champions League to work this way. We need to be in the best club in the Premier League and in the world.” Gazidis is confident he has the right man to reunite the club and bring success but is aware progress may be slow. “I think we need to understand that success isn’t instant,” said Gazidis. “So, this is going to be a process. As Unai said, day after day you try to improve a little bit, you try to move forward. That’s what we have to do. “We have to work hard, we have to work well together and take this step by step. There are so many stories in sport of people who achieve things that were not believed possible at the beginning of the journey, because they focused on that process of just getting a little better every day. “It’s not going to be instant. So, this kind of significant change in a club doesn’t deliver instant success, nobody is naive enough to think that. But I do think the new way of working, the new energy, stimulates the environment and I think it’s going to be very positive. I could not possibly feel better about this appointment.” Emery with Ivan Gazidis at the Emirates Credit: Getty images Handed the title of head coach, rather than manager, Emery will have to work closely with head of recruitment Sven Mislintat over transfers, but he is not expecting to make big changes to the squad. “We think we need change, very little, a little bit with the players,” said Emery. “I know all the players, I think they are very important and I want to be with them. But I want to speak to them individually and to speak with them face to face. “I think it is about having belief in the players. We will have time to speak about where we need to improve, we have already touched on that a little bit. We do need to go into more detail but we have got that strong nucleus, if you like. “I’m the type of coach who has always worked really hard, not because I do it better than anyone else but because that is what I believe the most important thing is. “I’m very demanding of myself, I’m passionate and I really want to transmit that to the people around me – that we can and must improve in the future.” Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? Emery wasted no time in conveying his message within the club, as he addressed his new staff for the first time over a conference call. Ahead of his first press conference, Emery, together with Gazidis, told members of staff that he wanted to create a new history and a great future for Arsenal. Expanding on that point in front of the media, Emery said: “I think the most important thing is to connect with people and have those personal relationships. Heart to heart, head to head. The heart transmits emotion, the head transmits the intelligence. “So, it’s really important to have that connection both on a personal and collective level. What you are looking for is a shared experience. I’m a coach that has come from the second division, gone through to the first division, coached at Paris Saint-Germain and now at Arsenal. And, really, the essence of it all is people.”
Unai Emery has promised that his Arsenal team will be fearless in their pursuit of restoring the club to the top of English football, despite chief executive Ivan Gazidis warning fans to be patient. Arsenal have handed Emery a three-year contract to succeed Arsene Wenger and the Spaniard will have to work with a strict £50 million transfer budget. Emery has admitted there is unlikely to be an overhaul of the squad which finished 37 points and five places behind Premier League champions Manchester City, but he is confident he can turn them into trophy hunters again. Asked whether Arsenal could catch City next season, Emery said: “That is our objective. Arsenal is a club with fantastic personality and identity, and I believe and the club has shown me that they believe. It is about showing that personality and showing the stature of this football club. “What we want to do is not fear any team, neither here in the Premier League nor in Europe, and our objective is to be among the best and to beat the best. “The target is to be a candidate and to challenge for the title. It is important for the club after two years outside of the Champions League to work this way. We need to be in the best club in the Premier League and in the world.” Gazidis is confident he has the right man to reunite the club and bring success but is aware progress may be slow. “I think we need to understand that success isn’t instant,” said Gazidis. “So, this is going to be a process. As Unai said, day after day you try to improve a little bit, you try to move forward. That’s what we have to do. “We have to work hard, we have to work well together and take this step by step. There are so many stories in sport of people who achieve things that were not believed possible at the beginning of the journey, because they focused on that process of just getting a little better every day. “It’s not going to be instant. So, this kind of significant change in a club doesn’t deliver instant success, nobody is naive enough to think that. But I do think the new way of working, the new energy, stimulates the environment and I think it’s going to be very positive. I could not possibly feel better about this appointment.” Emery with Ivan Gazidis at the Emirates Credit: Getty images Handed the title of head coach, rather than manager, Emery will have to work closely with head of recruitment Sven Mislintat over transfers, but he is not expecting to make big changes to the squad. “We think we need change, very little, a little bit with the players,” said Emery. “I know all the players, I think they are very important and I want to be with them. But I want to speak to them individually and to speak with them face to face. “I think it is about having belief in the players. We will have time to speak about where we need to improve, we have already touched on that a little bit. We do need to go into more detail but we have got that strong nucleus, if you like. “I’m the type of coach who has always worked really hard, not because I do it better than anyone else but because that is what I believe the most important thing is. “I’m very demanding of myself, I’m passionate and I really want to transmit that to the people around me – that we can and must improve in the future.” Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? Emery wasted no time in conveying his message within the club, as he addressed his new staff for the first time over a conference call. Ahead of his first press conference, Emery, together with Gazidis, told members of staff that he wanted to create a new history and a great future for Arsenal. Expanding on that point in front of the media, Emery said: “I think the most important thing is to connect with people and have those personal relationships. Heart to heart, head to head. The heart transmits emotion, the head transmits the intelligence. “So, it’s really important to have that connection both on a personal and collective level. What you are looking for is a shared experience. I’m a coach that has come from the second division, gone through to the first division, coached at Paris Saint-Germain and now at Arsenal. And, really, the essence of it all is people.”
Unai Emery says he will get 'fearless' Arsenal back on top
Unai Emery has promised that his Arsenal team will be fearless in their pursuit of restoring the club to the top of English football, despite chief executive Ivan Gazidis warning fans to be patient. Arsenal have handed Emery a three-year contract to succeed Arsene Wenger and the Spaniard will have to work with a strict £50 million transfer budget. Emery has admitted there is unlikely to be an overhaul of the squad which finished 37 points and five places behind Premier League champions Manchester City, but he is confident he can turn them into trophy hunters again. Asked whether Arsenal could catch City next season, Emery said: “That is our objective. Arsenal is a club with fantastic personality and identity, and I believe and the club has shown me that they believe. It is about showing that personality and showing the stature of this football club. “What we want to do is not fear any team, neither here in the Premier League nor in Europe, and our objective is to be among the best and to beat the best. “The target is to be a candidate and to challenge for the title. It is important for the club after two years outside of the Champions League to work this way. We need to be in the best club in the Premier League and in the world.” Gazidis is confident he has the right man to reunite the club and bring success but is aware progress may be slow. “I think we need to understand that success isn’t instant,” said Gazidis. “So, this is going to be a process. As Unai said, day after day you try to improve a little bit, you try to move forward. That’s what we have to do. “We have to work hard, we have to work well together and take this step by step. There are so many stories in sport of people who achieve things that were not believed possible at the beginning of the journey, because they focused on that process of just getting a little better every day. “It’s not going to be instant. So, this kind of significant change in a club doesn’t deliver instant success, nobody is naive enough to think that. But I do think the new way of working, the new energy, stimulates the environment and I think it’s going to be very positive. I could not possibly feel better about this appointment.” Emery with Ivan Gazidis at the Emirates Credit: Getty images Handed the title of head coach, rather than manager, Emery will have to work closely with head of recruitment Sven Mislintat over transfers, but he is not expecting to make big changes to the squad. “We think we need change, very little, a little bit with the players,” said Emery. “I know all the players, I think they are very important and I want to be with them. But I want to speak to them individually and to speak with them face to face. “I think it is about having belief in the players. We will have time to speak about where we need to improve, we have already touched on that a little bit. We do need to go into more detail but we have got that strong nucleus, if you like. “I’m the type of coach who has always worked really hard, not because I do it better than anyone else but because that is what I believe the most important thing is. “I’m very demanding of myself, I’m passionate and I really want to transmit that to the people around me – that we can and must improve in the future.” Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? Emery wasted no time in conveying his message within the club, as he addressed his new staff for the first time over a conference call. Ahead of his first press conference, Emery, together with Gazidis, told members of staff that he wanted to create a new history and a great future for Arsenal. Expanding on that point in front of the media, Emery said: “I think the most important thing is to connect with people and have those personal relationships. Heart to heart, head to head. The heart transmits emotion, the head transmits the intelligence. “So, it’s really important to have that connection both on a personal and collective level. What you are looking for is a shared experience. I’m a coach that has come from the second division, gone through to the first division, coached at Paris Saint-Germain and now at Arsenal. And, really, the essence of it all is people.”
Slavisa Jokanovic, the Fulham manager, has insisted he has not thought about his future beyond Saturday’s Championship play-off final, despite speculation that a string of key figures will leave the club if they cannot seal promotion to the Premier League. Jokanovic, who has turned Fulham into one of the Championship’s most attractive sides, has been linked with a move and is likely to be in demand this summer. Speaking ahead of the match against Aston Villa at Wembley, Jokanovic refused to discuss either his future or the prospect of key players leaving. Tom Cairney, Fulham’s captain, warned this month that the club needed to be in the Premier League next season if they wanted to keep the team together. Cairney has been linked with a move to West Ham United, while Ryan Sessegnon and Ryan Fredericks have also been targeted by top-flight clubs. Jokanovic, who has one year remaining on his deal, said: “I have a contract and that’s it. I am not thinking about the future. This game is so huge that I do not know what I am going to do on Sunday morning. “To be honest, I do not care. I am not thinking about this. I am only thinking about the job ahead of us. We want to fight to bring Fulham to the place we believe they belong.” The 49-year-old added that he believed Fulham could “dominate” Steve Bruce’s Villa with their high-intensity, possession-based style of football. Tom Cairney wants to be playing in the Premier League Credit: pa Fulham were defeated 2-1 at Villa Park in October, but won 2-0 when the sides met again in February. Jokanovic said his players would attempt to target Villa’s John Terry, the 37-year-old centre-back who played alongside Jokanovic at Chelsea from 2000 to 2002. “We are going to try to put against him some fast and some stronger players,” said Jokanovic. “I hope he will make some mistakes. This is the kind of impact I expect from his side. All of us can make mistakes. I expect some mistakes from his side and that’s it.” In Terry and James Chester, his defensive partner, Villa boast an experienced back-line, as well as former Premier League players Mile Jedinak, Glenn Whelan, Robert Snodgrass and Alan Hutton. Jokanovic, however, believes his younger side, who enjoyed a 23-game unbeaten run during the regular season, will have the required energy to overcome the more wily Villa, who finished fourth in the Championship, one place behind Fulham. “When you talk about experience, you are talking about the past,” Jokanovic said. “Terry is a fantastic player, Chester is a fantastic player. They have experience playing in this stadium. But probably they cannot be in their best level right now. “We are the youngest team, the team with more energy. We believe in our style. We believe we can dominate the situation. Experience in life is important but it is not everything.”
Slavisa Jokanovic unfazed by talk of Fulham players leaving if they do not get promoted
Slavisa Jokanovic, the Fulham manager, has insisted he has not thought about his future beyond Saturday’s Championship play-off final, despite speculation that a string of key figures will leave the club if they cannot seal promotion to the Premier League. Jokanovic, who has turned Fulham into one of the Championship’s most attractive sides, has been linked with a move and is likely to be in demand this summer. Speaking ahead of the match against Aston Villa at Wembley, Jokanovic refused to discuss either his future or the prospect of key players leaving. Tom Cairney, Fulham’s captain, warned this month that the club needed to be in the Premier League next season if they wanted to keep the team together. Cairney has been linked with a move to West Ham United, while Ryan Sessegnon and Ryan Fredericks have also been targeted by top-flight clubs. Jokanovic, who has one year remaining on his deal, said: “I have a contract and that’s it. I am not thinking about the future. This game is so huge that I do not know what I am going to do on Sunday morning. “To be honest, I do not care. I am not thinking about this. I am only thinking about the job ahead of us. We want to fight to bring Fulham to the place we believe they belong.” The 49-year-old added that he believed Fulham could “dominate” Steve Bruce’s Villa with their high-intensity, possession-based style of football. Tom Cairney wants to be playing in the Premier League Credit: pa Fulham were defeated 2-1 at Villa Park in October, but won 2-0 when the sides met again in February. Jokanovic said his players would attempt to target Villa’s John Terry, the 37-year-old centre-back who played alongside Jokanovic at Chelsea from 2000 to 2002. “We are going to try to put against him some fast and some stronger players,” said Jokanovic. “I hope he will make some mistakes. This is the kind of impact I expect from his side. All of us can make mistakes. I expect some mistakes from his side and that’s it.” In Terry and James Chester, his defensive partner, Villa boast an experienced back-line, as well as former Premier League players Mile Jedinak, Glenn Whelan, Robert Snodgrass and Alan Hutton. Jokanovic, however, believes his younger side, who enjoyed a 23-game unbeaten run during the regular season, will have the required energy to overcome the more wily Villa, who finished fourth in the Championship, one place behind Fulham. “When you talk about experience, you are talking about the past,” Jokanovic said. “Terry is a fantastic player, Chester is a fantastic player. They have experience playing in this stadium. But probably they cannot be in their best level right now. “We are the youngest team, the team with more energy. We believe in our style. We believe we can dominate the situation. Experience in life is important but it is not everything.”
Slavisa Jokanovic, the Fulham manager, has insisted he has not thought about his future beyond Saturday’s Championship play-off final, despite speculation that a string of key figures will leave the club if they cannot seal promotion to the Premier League. Jokanovic, who has turned Fulham into one of the Championship’s most attractive sides, has been linked with a move and is likely to be in demand this summer. Speaking ahead of the match against Aston Villa at Wembley, Jokanovic refused to discuss either his future or the prospect of key players leaving. Tom Cairney, Fulham’s captain, warned this month that the club needed to be in the Premier League next season if they wanted to keep the team together. Cairney has been linked with a move to West Ham United, while Ryan Sessegnon and Ryan Fredericks have also been targeted by top-flight clubs. Jokanovic, who has one year remaining on his deal, said: “I have a contract and that’s it. I am not thinking about the future. This game is so huge that I do not know what I am going to do on Sunday morning. “To be honest, I do not care. I am not thinking about this. I am only thinking about the job ahead of us. We want to fight to bring Fulham to the place we believe they belong.” The 49-year-old added that he believed Fulham could “dominate” Steve Bruce’s Villa with their high-intensity, possession-based style of football. Tom Cairney wants to be playing in the Premier League Credit: pa Fulham were defeated 2-1 at Villa Park in October, but won 2-0 when the sides met again in February. Jokanovic said his players would attempt to target Villa’s John Terry, the 37-year-old centre-back who played alongside Jokanovic at Chelsea from 2000 to 2002. “We are going to try to put against him some fast and some stronger players,” said Jokanovic. “I hope he will make some mistakes. This is the kind of impact I expect from his side. All of us can make mistakes. I expect some mistakes from his side and that’s it.” In Terry and James Chester, his defensive partner, Villa boast an experienced back-line, as well as former Premier League players Mile Jedinak, Glenn Whelan, Robert Snodgrass and Alan Hutton. Jokanovic, however, believes his younger side, who enjoyed a 23-game unbeaten run during the regular season, will have the required energy to overcome the more wily Villa, who finished fourth in the Championship, one place behind Fulham. “When you talk about experience, you are talking about the past,” Jokanovic said. “Terry is a fantastic player, Chester is a fantastic player. They have experience playing in this stadium. But probably they cannot be in their best level right now. “We are the youngest team, the team with more energy. We believe in our style. We believe we can dominate the situation. Experience in life is important but it is not everything.”
Slavisa Jokanovic unfazed by talk of Fulham players leaving if they do not get promoted
Slavisa Jokanovic, the Fulham manager, has insisted he has not thought about his future beyond Saturday’s Championship play-off final, despite speculation that a string of key figures will leave the club if they cannot seal promotion to the Premier League. Jokanovic, who has turned Fulham into one of the Championship’s most attractive sides, has been linked with a move and is likely to be in demand this summer. Speaking ahead of the match against Aston Villa at Wembley, Jokanovic refused to discuss either his future or the prospect of key players leaving. Tom Cairney, Fulham’s captain, warned this month that the club needed to be in the Premier League next season if they wanted to keep the team together. Cairney has been linked with a move to West Ham United, while Ryan Sessegnon and Ryan Fredericks have also been targeted by top-flight clubs. Jokanovic, who has one year remaining on his deal, said: “I have a contract and that’s it. I am not thinking about the future. This game is so huge that I do not know what I am going to do on Sunday morning. “To be honest, I do not care. I am not thinking about this. I am only thinking about the job ahead of us. We want to fight to bring Fulham to the place we believe they belong.” The 49-year-old added that he believed Fulham could “dominate” Steve Bruce’s Villa with their high-intensity, possession-based style of football. Tom Cairney wants to be playing in the Premier League Credit: pa Fulham were defeated 2-1 at Villa Park in October, but won 2-0 when the sides met again in February. Jokanovic said his players would attempt to target Villa’s John Terry, the 37-year-old centre-back who played alongside Jokanovic at Chelsea from 2000 to 2002. “We are going to try to put against him some fast and some stronger players,” said Jokanovic. “I hope he will make some mistakes. This is the kind of impact I expect from his side. All of us can make mistakes. I expect some mistakes from his side and that’s it.” In Terry and James Chester, his defensive partner, Villa boast an experienced back-line, as well as former Premier League players Mile Jedinak, Glenn Whelan, Robert Snodgrass and Alan Hutton. Jokanovic, however, believes his younger side, who enjoyed a 23-game unbeaten run during the regular season, will have the required energy to overcome the more wily Villa, who finished fourth in the Championship, one place behind Fulham. “When you talk about experience, you are talking about the past,” Jokanovic said. “Terry is a fantastic player, Chester is a fantastic player. They have experience playing in this stadium. But probably they cannot be in their best level right now. “We are the youngest team, the team with more energy. We believe in our style. We believe we can dominate the situation. Experience in life is important but it is not everything.”
Cricketer Andre Russell plays a shot during an Indian Premier League game in West Bengal (AFP Photo/Dibyangshu SARKAR)
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Cricketer Andre Russell plays a shot during an Indian Premier League game in West Bengal (AFP Photo/Dibyangshu SARKAR)
Liverpool and Real Madrid put on a Premier League versus La Liga showdown in Ukraine this weekend.
Three key battles for Champions League Final
Liverpool and Real Madrid put on a Premier League versus La Liga showdown in Ukraine this weekend.
Liverpool and Real Madrid put on a Premier League versus La Liga showdown in Ukraine this weekend.
Three key battles for Champions League Final
Liverpool and Real Madrid put on a Premier League versus La Liga showdown in Ukraine this weekend.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik said they were under pressure in the Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals but eventually came up trumps to win by 25 runs and make Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday.
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik said they were under pressure in the Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals but eventually came up trumps to win by 25 runs and make Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday.
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis welcomed Unai Emery as his club's manager and claimed the Gunners' job is the most attractive in world football.
Premier League: Arsenal manager's job most attractive in football, says CEO Ivan Gazidis
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis welcomed Unai Emery as his club's manager and claimed the Gunners' job is the most attractive in world football.
Yaya Toure believes he would be a good “teacher” to Paul Pogba as the outgoing Manchester City midfielder admitted he would not rule out a move to Old Trafford. Toure is a free agent this summer after Pep Guardiola opted not to renew his contract at the Premier League champions but the Ivorian midfielder has indicated that he would not be averse to making the switch across the city to rivals Manchester United. Jose Mourinho is in the market for at least one central midfielder following the retirement of Michael Carrick, with United working on a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred. But Mourinho could be forced into the market for a second midfielder if Marouane Fellaini, who has attracted interest from AC Milan, fails to agree a new contract. With United already targeting two full backs, a centre-half and a winger, Toure would be a relatively cheap midfield option for Mourinho. And the 35-year-old says he would be open to the transfer, despite his allegiance to City where he spent eight years, as he weighs up his next career move. Maroane Fellaini could leave Untied this summer, too Credit: AFP “Yeah he just left,” Toure said about Carrick’s retirement at United. “Let’s see, let’s see. I don’t rule big teams out. The big teams are very important for me. What they want to achieve, the way they want to go, for me is very important. “I want to go somewhere I can win and achieve. It’s going to be hard one day to play against City, but I have to do that. It is part of my job. I’ve been playing football for such a long time, I’m no good in the office or something else. I am good in football. “To see myself at a different club is going to be difficult. I have been such a big part of City for such a long time now. I just want to say that definitely I will continue to play at a high level – Champions League or Europa League. I want to play two more years. They have to be in the higher level and then I can do something else.” Toure, who is keen to stay in England despite offers from China, the Middle East and America, believes he could also help improve Pogba, whose future at Old Trafford is uncertain after a deeply disappointing second season at Old Trafford. Pogba’s erratic form since the turn of the year has coincided with the Frenchman’s increasingly strained relationship with Mourinho but Toure believes he could be a mentor to the United midfielder. Pogba has failed to fully convince at United Credit: Reuters “I love Paul Pogba,” Toure told the Manchester Evening News. “It’s difficult because of the way the media has treated him. We don’t have the same characteristics because for me I was involved in all the balls, I ran everywhere. I liked that. I was prepared for that. I was working for that for a long time. “When I was in the academy in Africa I had to run everywhere, get box to box in 50 seconds. “Pogba is the same size, power – but different in the way he wants to go, technically as well, the ability to score goals as well. It is a player I want to play with, to be honest, just to teach him some things. “Pogba is a great player. He’s a fantastic player. He’s a little bit young at the moment. “Criticism is a part of life. If they criticise you it’s because they want you to be good or be better. I’ve been criticised and I love to be criticised. I like it. I don’t mind if people talk about me – it’s good. It means I have to achieve, I have to be better. Even if you continue to be at the peak of your game, sometimes they are going to find something to tell you. It’s part of life. We have to deal with that.” Asked if he genuinely saw his next move at United, Toure sounded a note of caution. “No, no, no, no. The fans are going to kill me!” he laughed.
Yaya Toure open to moving to Man Utd where he could 'teach Paul Pogba some things'
Yaya Toure believes he would be a good “teacher” to Paul Pogba as the outgoing Manchester City midfielder admitted he would not rule out a move to Old Trafford. Toure is a free agent this summer after Pep Guardiola opted not to renew his contract at the Premier League champions but the Ivorian midfielder has indicated that he would not be averse to making the switch across the city to rivals Manchester United. Jose Mourinho is in the market for at least one central midfielder following the retirement of Michael Carrick, with United working on a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred. But Mourinho could be forced into the market for a second midfielder if Marouane Fellaini, who has attracted interest from AC Milan, fails to agree a new contract. With United already targeting two full backs, a centre-half and a winger, Toure would be a relatively cheap midfield option for Mourinho. And the 35-year-old says he would be open to the transfer, despite his allegiance to City where he spent eight years, as he weighs up his next career move. Maroane Fellaini could leave Untied this summer, too Credit: AFP “Yeah he just left,” Toure said about Carrick’s retirement at United. “Let’s see, let’s see. I don’t rule big teams out. The big teams are very important for me. What they want to achieve, the way they want to go, for me is very important. “I want to go somewhere I can win and achieve. It’s going to be hard one day to play against City, but I have to do that. It is part of my job. I’ve been playing football for such a long time, I’m no good in the office or something else. I am good in football. “To see myself at a different club is going to be difficult. I have been such a big part of City for such a long time now. I just want to say that definitely I will continue to play at a high level – Champions League or Europa League. I want to play two more years. They have to be in the higher level and then I can do something else.” Toure, who is keen to stay in England despite offers from China, the Middle East and America, believes he could also help improve Pogba, whose future at Old Trafford is uncertain after a deeply disappointing second season at Old Trafford. Pogba’s erratic form since the turn of the year has coincided with the Frenchman’s increasingly strained relationship with Mourinho but Toure believes he could be a mentor to the United midfielder. Pogba has failed to fully convince at United Credit: Reuters “I love Paul Pogba,” Toure told the Manchester Evening News. “It’s difficult because of the way the media has treated him. We don’t have the same characteristics because for me I was involved in all the balls, I ran everywhere. I liked that. I was prepared for that. I was working for that for a long time. “When I was in the academy in Africa I had to run everywhere, get box to box in 50 seconds. “Pogba is the same size, power – but different in the way he wants to go, technically as well, the ability to score goals as well. It is a player I want to play with, to be honest, just to teach him some things. “Pogba is a great player. He’s a fantastic player. He’s a little bit young at the moment. “Criticism is a part of life. If they criticise you it’s because they want you to be good or be better. I’ve been criticised and I love to be criticised. I like it. I don’t mind if people talk about me – it’s good. It means I have to achieve, I have to be better. Even if you continue to be at the peak of your game, sometimes they are going to find something to tell you. It’s part of life. We have to deal with that.” Asked if he genuinely saw his next move at United, Toure sounded a note of caution. “No, no, no, no. The fans are going to kill me!” he laughed.
Yaya Toure believes he would be a good “teacher” to Paul Pogba as the outgoing Manchester City midfielder admitted he would not rule out a move to Old Trafford. Toure is a free agent this summer after Pep Guardiola opted not to renew his contract at the Premier League champions but the Ivorian midfielder has indicated that he would not be averse to making the switch across the city to rivals Manchester United. Jose Mourinho is in the market for at least one central midfielder following the retirement of Michael Carrick, with United working on a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred. But Mourinho could be forced into the market for a second midfielder if Marouane Fellaini, who has attracted interest from AC Milan, fails to agree a new contract. With United already targeting two full backs, a centre-half and a winger, Toure would be a relatively cheap midfield option for Mourinho. And the 35-year-old says he would be open to the transfer, despite his allegiance to City where he spent eight years, as he weighs up his next career move. Maroane Fellaini could leave Untied this summer, too Credit: AFP “Yeah he just left,” Toure said about Carrick’s retirement at United. “Let’s see, let’s see. I don’t rule big teams out. The big teams are very important for me. What they want to achieve, the way they want to go, for me is very important. “I want to go somewhere I can win and achieve. It’s going to be hard one day to play against City, but I have to do that. It is part of my job. I’ve been playing football for such a long time, I’m no good in the office or something else. I am good in football. “To see myself at a different club is going to be difficult. I have been such a big part of City for such a long time now. I just want to say that definitely I will continue to play at a high level – Champions League or Europa League. I want to play two more years. They have to be in the higher level and then I can do something else.” Toure, who is keen to stay in England despite offers from China, the Middle East and America, believes he could also help improve Pogba, whose future at Old Trafford is uncertain after a deeply disappointing second season at Old Trafford. Pogba’s erratic form since the turn of the year has coincided with the Frenchman’s increasingly strained relationship with Mourinho but Toure believes he could be a mentor to the United midfielder. Pogba has failed to fully convince at United Credit: Reuters “I love Paul Pogba,” Toure told the Manchester Evening News. “It’s difficult because of the way the media has treated him. We don’t have the same characteristics because for me I was involved in all the balls, I ran everywhere. I liked that. I was prepared for that. I was working for that for a long time. “When I was in the academy in Africa I had to run everywhere, get box to box in 50 seconds. “Pogba is the same size, power – but different in the way he wants to go, technically as well, the ability to score goals as well. It is a player I want to play with, to be honest, just to teach him some things. “Pogba is a great player. He’s a fantastic player. He’s a little bit young at the moment. “Criticism is a part of life. If they criticise you it’s because they want you to be good or be better. I’ve been criticised and I love to be criticised. I like it. I don’t mind if people talk about me – it’s good. It means I have to achieve, I have to be better. Even if you continue to be at the peak of your game, sometimes they are going to find something to tell you. It’s part of life. We have to deal with that.” Asked if he genuinely saw his next move at United, Toure sounded a note of caution. “No, no, no, no. The fans are going to kill me!” he laughed.
Yaya Toure open to moving to Man Utd where he could 'teach Paul Pogba some things'
Yaya Toure believes he would be a good “teacher” to Paul Pogba as the outgoing Manchester City midfielder admitted he would not rule out a move to Old Trafford. Toure is a free agent this summer after Pep Guardiola opted not to renew his contract at the Premier League champions but the Ivorian midfielder has indicated that he would not be averse to making the switch across the city to rivals Manchester United. Jose Mourinho is in the market for at least one central midfielder following the retirement of Michael Carrick, with United working on a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred. But Mourinho could be forced into the market for a second midfielder if Marouane Fellaini, who has attracted interest from AC Milan, fails to agree a new contract. With United already targeting two full backs, a centre-half and a winger, Toure would be a relatively cheap midfield option for Mourinho. And the 35-year-old says he would be open to the transfer, despite his allegiance to City where he spent eight years, as he weighs up his next career move. Maroane Fellaini could leave Untied this summer, too Credit: AFP “Yeah he just left,” Toure said about Carrick’s retirement at United. “Let’s see, let’s see. I don’t rule big teams out. The big teams are very important for me. What they want to achieve, the way they want to go, for me is very important. “I want to go somewhere I can win and achieve. It’s going to be hard one day to play against City, but I have to do that. It is part of my job. I’ve been playing football for such a long time, I’m no good in the office or something else. I am good in football. “To see myself at a different club is going to be difficult. I have been such a big part of City for such a long time now. I just want to say that definitely I will continue to play at a high level – Champions League or Europa League. I want to play two more years. They have to be in the higher level and then I can do something else.” Toure, who is keen to stay in England despite offers from China, the Middle East and America, believes he could also help improve Pogba, whose future at Old Trafford is uncertain after a deeply disappointing second season at Old Trafford. Pogba’s erratic form since the turn of the year has coincided with the Frenchman’s increasingly strained relationship with Mourinho but Toure believes he could be a mentor to the United midfielder. Pogba has failed to fully convince at United Credit: Reuters “I love Paul Pogba,” Toure told the Manchester Evening News. “It’s difficult because of the way the media has treated him. We don’t have the same characteristics because for me I was involved in all the balls, I ran everywhere. I liked that. I was prepared for that. I was working for that for a long time. “When I was in the academy in Africa I had to run everywhere, get box to box in 50 seconds. “Pogba is the same size, power – but different in the way he wants to go, technically as well, the ability to score goals as well. It is a player I want to play with, to be honest, just to teach him some things. “Pogba is a great player. He’s a fantastic player. He’s a little bit young at the moment. “Criticism is a part of life. If they criticise you it’s because they want you to be good or be better. I’ve been criticised and I love to be criticised. I like it. I don’t mind if people talk about me – it’s good. It means I have to achieve, I have to be better. Even if you continue to be at the peak of your game, sometimes they are going to find something to tell you. It’s part of life. We have to deal with that.” Asked if he genuinely saw his next move at United, Toure sounded a note of caution. “No, no, no, no. The fans are going to kill me!” he laughed.
Yaya Toure believes he would be a good “teacher” to Paul Pogba as the outgoing Manchester City midfielder admitted he would not rule out a move to Old Trafford. Toure is a free agent this summer after Pep Guardiola opted not to renew his contract at the Premier League champions but the Ivorian midfielder has indicated that he would not be averse to making the switch across the city to rivals Manchester United. Jose Mourinho is in the market for at least one central midfielder following the retirement of Michael Carrick, with United working on a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred. But Mourinho could be forced into the market for a second midfielder if Marouane Fellaini, who has attracted interest from AC Milan, fails to agree a new contract. With United already targeting two full backs, a centre-half and a winger, Toure would be a relatively cheap midfield option for Mourinho. And the 35-year-old says he would be open to the transfer, despite his allegiance to City where he spent eight years, as he weighs up his next career move. Maroane Fellaini could leave Untied this summer, too Credit: AFP “Yeah he just left,” Toure said about Carrick’s retirement at United. “Let’s see, let’s see. I don’t rule big teams out. The big teams are very important for me. What they want to achieve, the way they want to go, for me is very important. “I want to go somewhere I can win and achieve. It’s going to be hard one day to play against City, but I have to do that. It is part of my job. I’ve been playing football for such a long time, I’m no good in the office or something else. I am good in football. “To see myself at a different club is going to be difficult. I have been such a big part of City for such a long time now. I just want to say that definitely I will continue to play at a high level – Champions League or Europa League. I want to play two more years. They have to be in the higher level and then I can do something else.” Toure, who is keen to stay in England despite offers from China, the Middle East and America, believes he could also help improve Pogba, whose future at Old Trafford is uncertain after a deeply disappointing second season at Old Trafford. Pogba’s erratic form since the turn of the year has coincided with the Frenchman’s increasingly strained relationship with Mourinho but Toure believes he could be a mentor to the United midfielder. Pogba has failed to fully convince at United Credit: Reuters “I love Paul Pogba,” Toure told the Manchester Evening News. “It’s difficult because of the way the media has treated him. We don’t have the same characteristics because for me I was involved in all the balls, I ran everywhere. I liked that. I was prepared for that. I was working for that for a long time. “When I was in the academy in Africa I had to run everywhere, get box to box in 50 seconds. “Pogba is the same size, power – but different in the way he wants to go, technically as well, the ability to score goals as well. It is a player I want to play with, to be honest, just to teach him some things. “Pogba is a great player. He’s a fantastic player. He’s a little bit young at the moment. “Criticism is a part of life. If they criticise you it’s because they want you to be good or be better. I’ve been criticised and I love to be criticised. I like it. I don’t mind if people talk about me – it’s good. It means I have to achieve, I have to be better. Even if you continue to be at the peak of your game, sometimes they are going to find something to tell you. It’s part of life. We have to deal with that.” Asked if he genuinely saw his next move at United, Toure sounded a note of caution. “No, no, no, no. The fans are going to kill me!” he laughed.
Yaya Toure open to moving to Man Utd where he could 'teach Paul Pogba some things'
Yaya Toure believes he would be a good “teacher” to Paul Pogba as the outgoing Manchester City midfielder admitted he would not rule out a move to Old Trafford. Toure is a free agent this summer after Pep Guardiola opted not to renew his contract at the Premier League champions but the Ivorian midfielder has indicated that he would not be averse to making the switch across the city to rivals Manchester United. Jose Mourinho is in the market for at least one central midfielder following the retirement of Michael Carrick, with United working on a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred. But Mourinho could be forced into the market for a second midfielder if Marouane Fellaini, who has attracted interest from AC Milan, fails to agree a new contract. With United already targeting two full backs, a centre-half and a winger, Toure would be a relatively cheap midfield option for Mourinho. And the 35-year-old says he would be open to the transfer, despite his allegiance to City where he spent eight years, as he weighs up his next career move. Maroane Fellaini could leave Untied this summer, too Credit: AFP “Yeah he just left,” Toure said about Carrick’s retirement at United. “Let’s see, let’s see. I don’t rule big teams out. The big teams are very important for me. What they want to achieve, the way they want to go, for me is very important. “I want to go somewhere I can win and achieve. It’s going to be hard one day to play against City, but I have to do that. It is part of my job. I’ve been playing football for such a long time, I’m no good in the office or something else. I am good in football. “To see myself at a different club is going to be difficult. I have been such a big part of City for such a long time now. I just want to say that definitely I will continue to play at a high level – Champions League or Europa League. I want to play two more years. They have to be in the higher level and then I can do something else.” Toure, who is keen to stay in England despite offers from China, the Middle East and America, believes he could also help improve Pogba, whose future at Old Trafford is uncertain after a deeply disappointing second season at Old Trafford. Pogba’s erratic form since the turn of the year has coincided with the Frenchman’s increasingly strained relationship with Mourinho but Toure believes he could be a mentor to the United midfielder. Pogba has failed to fully convince at United Credit: Reuters “I love Paul Pogba,” Toure told the Manchester Evening News. “It’s difficult because of the way the media has treated him. We don’t have the same characteristics because for me I was involved in all the balls, I ran everywhere. I liked that. I was prepared for that. I was working for that for a long time. “When I was in the academy in Africa I had to run everywhere, get box to box in 50 seconds. “Pogba is the same size, power – but different in the way he wants to go, technically as well, the ability to score goals as well. It is a player I want to play with, to be honest, just to teach him some things. “Pogba is a great player. He’s a fantastic player. He’s a little bit young at the moment. “Criticism is a part of life. If they criticise you it’s because they want you to be good or be better. I’ve been criticised and I love to be criticised. I like it. I don’t mind if people talk about me – it’s good. It means I have to achieve, I have to be better. Even if you continue to be at the peak of your game, sometimes they are going to find something to tell you. It’s part of life. We have to deal with that.” Asked if he genuinely saw his next move at United, Toure sounded a note of caution. “No, no, no, no. The fans are going to kill me!” he laughed.
Kolkata Knight Riders snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as they came out on top against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator by 25 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.
IPL 2018: Kolkata Register Convincing Win Over Rajasthan, To Meet Hyderabad for a Place in Final
Kolkata Knight Riders snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as they came out on top against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator by 25 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Goal fait le tour des dernières infos transferts et rumeurs de mercato en Ligue 1, Serie A, Premier League, Liga et Bundesliga.
Infos mercato et rumeurs de transfert en direct : Lucas Perez de retour à Arsenal ?
Goal fait le tour des dernières infos transferts et rumeurs de mercato en Ligue 1, Serie A, Premier League, Liga et Bundesliga.
<p>Arsenal announces former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals. Emery took the opportunity to thank English club&#39;s former coach Arsene Wenger.</p>
Arsenal appoint former PSG coach Unai Emery as Wenger successor

Arsenal announces former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals. Emery took the opportunity to thank English club's former coach Arsene Wenger.

<p>Arsenal announces former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals. Emery took the opportunity to thank English club&#39;s former coach Arsene Wenger.</p>
Arsenal appoint former PSG coach Unai Emery as Wenger successor

Arsenal announces former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals. Emery took the opportunity to thank English club's former coach Arsene Wenger.

<p>Arsenal announces former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals. Emery took the opportunity to thank English club&#39;s former coach Arsene Wenger.</p>
Arsenal appoint former PSG coach Unai Emery as Wenger successor

Arsenal announces former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals. Emery took the opportunity to thank English club's former coach Arsene Wenger.

Manuel Pellegrini was confirmed as Hammers boss on Tuesday and immediately targeted &quot;four or five&quot; new signings.
Premier League: West Ham United promise new manager Manuel Pellegrini 'major funds' to rebuild side
Manuel Pellegrini was confirmed as Hammers boss on Tuesday and immediately targeted "four or five" new signings.
The Porcupine Warriors claimed full points on Wednesday as the league leaders suffered a setback in Berekum
Matchday 13 wrap: Kotoko win as Medeama fall on Ghana Premier League return
The Porcupine Warriors claimed full points on Wednesday as the league leaders suffered a setback in Berekum
Everton’s new director of football Marcel Brands has vowed to appoint a ‘modern’ manager as the club closes in on Marco Silva. Setting out his vision for Goodison Park, Brands says confirming the replacement to Sam Allardyce is his priority, and he wants a manager who ‘wants to work with young players’. “The priority in the first month is the first team and to be ready for the start of the next Premier League season,” said Brands. “The first thing is a new manager. I think it is important that he wants to work in the new philosophy, the new strategy of how we want to work with a director of football. I think it is important that he creates the environment for the long-term, and I think it is important that he is a modern coach. If you think about what Everton’s plans are, I think a modern coach will fit into that profile. “Then his philosophy and how he wants to play is important. I think it has to be a coach who wants to work with young players.” Premier League club-by-club review Brands will be holding talks with Ademola Lookman&#39;s representatives in an effort to convince the exciting forward his future is at Goodison Park rather than RB Leipzig, where he enjoyed a successful loan period. “I have watched several Everton games and I have looked at the players. I also saw some who were on loan to other clubs but if we are going to take decisions about players it is important the manager is involved because he is going to work with them every day,” said Brands. “I will take care of the long-term strategy but the first job now is to find a manager as soon as possible and straight away go to work with the squad.”
New Everton chief vows to appoint 'modern' manager as club closes in on Marco Silva
Everton’s new director of football Marcel Brands has vowed to appoint a ‘modern’ manager as the club closes in on Marco Silva. Setting out his vision for Goodison Park, Brands says confirming the replacement to Sam Allardyce is his priority, and he wants a manager who ‘wants to work with young players’. “The priority in the first month is the first team and to be ready for the start of the next Premier League season,” said Brands. “The first thing is a new manager. I think it is important that he wants to work in the new philosophy, the new strategy of how we want to work with a director of football. I think it is important that he creates the environment for the long-term, and I think it is important that he is a modern coach. If you think about what Everton’s plans are, I think a modern coach will fit into that profile. “Then his philosophy and how he wants to play is important. I think it has to be a coach who wants to work with young players.” Premier League club-by-club review Brands will be holding talks with Ademola Lookman's representatives in an effort to convince the exciting forward his future is at Goodison Park rather than RB Leipzig, where he enjoyed a successful loan period. “I have watched several Everton games and I have looked at the players. I also saw some who were on loan to other clubs but if we are going to take decisions about players it is important the manager is involved because he is going to work with them every day,” said Brands. “I will take care of the long-term strategy but the first job now is to find a manager as soon as possible and straight away go to work with the squad.”
VIDEO PREMIER LEAGUE - Unai Emery, nommé à la tête d?Arsenal, a été présenté ce mercredi à la presse. L&#39;ancien entraineur du Paris-SG a partagé son bonheur de succéder à Arsène Wenger.
Foot - ANG - Arsenal : Emery «Ce challenge est un rêve»
VIDEO PREMIER LEAGUE - Unai Emery, nommé à la tête d?Arsenal, a été présenté ce mercredi à la presse. L'ancien entraineur du Paris-SG a partagé son bonheur de succéder à Arsène Wenger.
VIDEO PREMIER LEAGUE - Unai Emery, nommé à la tête d?Arsenal, a été présenté ce mercredi à la presse. L&#39;ancien entraineur du Paris-SG a partagé son bonheur de succéder à Arsène Wenger.
Foot - ANG - Arsenal : Emery «Ce challenge est un rêve»
VIDEO PREMIER LEAGUE - Unai Emery, nommé à la tête d?Arsenal, a été présenté ce mercredi à la presse. L'ancien entraineur du Paris-SG a partagé son bonheur de succéder à Arsène Wenger.
VIDEO PREMIER LEAGUE - Unai Emery, nommé à la tête d?Arsenal, a été présenté ce mercredi à la presse. L'ancien entraineur du Paris-SG a partagé son bonheur de succéder à Arsène Wenger.
Foot - ANG - Arsenal : Emery «Ce challenge est un rêve»
VIDEO PREMIER LEAGUE - Unai Emery, nommé à la tête d?Arsenal, a été présenté ce mercredi à la presse. L'ancien entraineur du Paris-SG a partagé son bonheur de succéder à Arsène Wenger.
VIDEO PREMIER LEAGUE - Unai Emery, nommé à la tête d?Arsenal, a été présenté ce mercredi à la presse. L&#39;ancien entraineur du Paris-SG a partagé son bonheur de succéder à Arsène Wenger.
Foot - ANG - Arsenal : Emery «Ce challenge est un rêve»
VIDEO PREMIER LEAGUE - Unai Emery, nommé à la tête d?Arsenal, a été présenté ce mercredi à la presse. L'ancien entraineur du Paris-SG a partagé son bonheur de succéder à Arsène Wenger.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
IPL 2018 Eliminator: A do-or-die game for KKR and RR
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
IPL 2018 Eliminator: A do-or-die game for KKR and RR
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
IPL 2018 Eliminator: A do-or-die game for KKR and RR
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
IPL 2018 Eliminator: A do-or-die game for KKR and RR
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
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VIDEO PREMIER LEAGUE - Unai Emery, nommé à la tête d?Arsenal, a été présenté ce mercredi à la presse. L'ancien entraineur du Paris-SG a partagé son bonheur de succéder à Arsène Wenger.
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VIDEO PREMIER LEAGUE - Unai Emery, nommé à la tête d?Arsenal, a été présenté ce mercredi à la presse. L'ancien entraineur du Paris-SG a partagé son bonheur de succéder à Arsène Wenger.
VIDEO PREMIER LEAGUE - Unai Emery, nommé à la tête d?Arsenal, a été présenté ce mercredi à la presse. L&#39;ancien entraineur du Paris-SG a partagé son bonheur de succéder à Arsène Wenger.
Foot - ANG - Arsenal : Emery «Ce challenge est un rêve»
VIDEO PREMIER LEAGUE - Unai Emery, nommé à la tête d?Arsenal, a été présenté ce mercredi à la presse. L'ancien entraineur du Paris-SG a partagé son bonheur de succéder à Arsène Wenger.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
IPL 2018 Eliminator: A do-or-die game for KKR and RR
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
IPL 2018 Eliminator: A do-or-die game for KKR and RR
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
IPL 2018 Eliminator: A do-or-die game for KKR and RR
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
IPL 2018 Eliminator: A do-or-die game for KKR and RR
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to play the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata which has been the fortress for KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik and team. This is the last chance for both the sides to get a step closer to the finale. The Knights comparatively look strong on-paper while the Royals have been extremely lucky as far as their entry into the playoffs is concerned. While the losing team will be ousted from the tournament, the winner will later face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 25 in the qualifier 2.
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How Unai Emery broke the news story on his own website Sam Wallace: Past success suggests this job could suit him What style can Arsenal expect from their new head coach? Jason Burt: Unai Emery is meticulous, intense and demanding Emery to be presented as head coach in 2pm press conference ... ... Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to join Emery at Emirates Unai Emery paid tribute to the legacy left by Arsene Wenger as he set out his vision for the &quot;big challenge&quot; after taking over as head coach at Arsenal. Emery, 46, left Paris St Germain at the end of the season having won the domestic treble and will replace Wenger at the Emirates Stadium following the end of the Frenchman&#39;s 22-year reign. Spaniard Emery - who emerged as the shock favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job - is set to fit into a new structure behind the scenes. &quot;We will create a new present and a new future for Arsenal. I want to say thank you Arsene Wenger for your legacy. For all the coaches in the world, he is a reference. We learned, I learned from him all the things in football,&quot; Emery said at a press conference, choosing to speak in English rather than via a translator. &quot;It&#39;s a big challenge for me, but I have worked also in other projects, big projects. For me, I am proud to be here and to work after Arsene Wenger.&quot; Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016, maintained he had his own plans about how to take Arsenal forward, the club having finished sixth in the Premier League last season. Why Emery got the Arsenal job &quot;Our objective is to be among the best teams in Europe, to win titles and to be in the elite of European teams. I also want the team to make the fans proud. I know they are already and I want them to be even more so,&quot; he said. On the future of midfielder Jack Wilshere, whose current contract is set to run out, Emery added: &quot;I want today to speak about the team globally, not individually about the players today. &quot;This team is a big team, great players, we think we need to change little things.&quot; Chief executive Ivan Gazidis explained Emery was the stand-out candidate on an eight-man shortlist for the Arsenal job. &quot;We had some clear criteria we were looking for,&quot; said Gazidis. &quot;We wanted progressive, entertaining football, personality to fit Arsenal values and a reputation for developing players and also, through cultural demands, demanding more from them. &quot;His teams improve over time. We also felt for some time that he is a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. He came in extraordinarily well-prepared with a detailed knowledge of Arsenal Football Club. Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? &quot;He had an analysis to share with us, not just his ways of working, his ways of coaching, the team of people that he works with, but he had an analysis of all of our individual players - their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively - and also an in-depth analysis of our off-the-field team and how they can contribute. &quot;The thing that distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us. He has an energy, a competitive energy, and will to win that made us think this was a perfect fit for Arsenal.&quot; The club are yet to confirm if Emery will bring in any of his own backroom staff, although Juan Carlos Carcedo, Pablo Villanueva, Julen Masach and Victor Manas have all reportedly been lined up for roles. When asked how big a rebuilding job it is for Emery, chief executive Gazidis said: &quot;I think all of our players will respond to the new energy that Unai brings. I think they will have somebody under whom they can improve their individual game and our collective game. &quot;I don&#39;t think anybody believes that sixth place is a place that a club of the stature of Arsenal should be. We need to look to improve that.&quot; 2:49PM How does he rate Mesut Ozil? “He’s one of the biggest talents at Arsenal and I want talented players here I want to spend time with him, and all the players. I want to speak with them about how inspired and excited I am to be here and I want the players to feel that as well. This is a wonderful project and we all need to give 100%.” 2:47PM Taking on Guardiola and Mourinho... “In terms of my past experience, it makes me feel stronger and also allows me to have a guide to my future trajectory. I&#39;m very excited to be here, against top coaches and top teams, and have to say the Premier League now it right at the top. “I speak with a lot of coaches, those are private conversations, but now that I’m here all information is welcome.” 2:43PM Can Arsenal win the Champions League? “All titles are important for us. We can, and want to be, candidates for them. I don’t promise today we will win, but I can promise you we will work hard, will work together, will work with emotion, demanding to find all the objectives.” 2:40PM Why Arsenal? “I had three fantastic meetings in terms of who was at those meetings. First I met with Ivan, Raul and Sven, they analysed me as a person and a coach, and thought I could be an option for this team. I have to say after a three-hour meeting there was fantastic chemistry between us. That came simply from the fact it was Arsenal, a wonderful history, and I hoped there could be a new future for the club. The second meeting was with the owners, the heart of the club, they transmitted what the fans wanted and I felt a positive energy. My third meeting was in Atlanta and again I had a fantastic feeling. Everything has been very positive in terms of the challenge, which makes me very proud and is a great opportunity to grow. “Success would be developing, and that’s about battling for every title. It’s in Arsenal’s history and it’s in my history as well. We want to be among the best teams in Europe. I want the team to make the fans proud of the side. I know they are already but I want to make them even more so.” 2:37PM What is his style of management? “In my career I am very demanding for all, demanding of the players also. My idea is to be a protagonist for all of the match. We play against teams with this personality, and I think the history here shows they love playing with possession of the ball. I like this, and when you don’t have possession of the ball I want a squad very, very intense in pressing. It’s two things that are very important for me. Being a protagonist, possession of the ball, and pressing.” 2:36PM The interview process... “In all the meetings with the people – Ivan, Raul, Sven – the connection was very important. We spoke about all they want and I want to work together, on this club, this responsibility. To know my ambition, my passion. It is a big responsibility but I think this feeling is very important and my experiences with big clubs are important. All the conversations are very good.” 2:34PM Does he have any transfer targets? “I believe in the players we have here. We can grow with these players and the objective is to work hard with these talented players, to work to be a candidate for all the titles in the future. Then it’s very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to work towards this, to arrive and be the best team in the Premier League and also the world.” 2:32PM The future of Jack Wilshere... “I don’t want to speak about any of the players today. We think we need to change little things. Today I want to work, want to speak globally for the squad.” 2:25PM &#39;¿Habla usted inglés?&#39; It appears he does. Despite a number of reports claiming the 46-year-old Basque does not speak English, the new Arsenal head coach has just delivered his first press conference as an employee of the north London club. In English. “Thank you Ivan, Raul and Sven. The first meeting with Arsenal personnel was with people who, after three hours, I had a very good feeling that we will work together and create a new present and future for Arsenal,” he said. “My English is not the very best now and I want to make an effort to speak with you to explain my ambition. I am very excited for this opportunity at a big club, a great city and stadium. “In my career every year I grow up with a new challenge. For me the challenge is a dream come true. “Now? To know you. And all the conversations with Ivan and people who work here, to give me all the information about the club. I know all the players, I think they are very important and I want to speak individually with them face to face.” 2:21PM Ivan Gazidis on Arsenal&#39;s new appointment ... Apologies if you were watching our live video and were, like us, a little flummoxed by the Spanish feed. Here&#39;s what was said by Arsenal chief executive Gazidis: “I’m really delighted and excited to announce the new head coach. I know that came as a bit of a surprise, perhaps there were one or two rewrites necessary. But those who know won’t speak and those who speak won’t know. I’ll give you a little insight into the process. We formed a three-person committee of me, Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi. We had some clear criteria: aggressive, entertaining football; personality that fitted with Arsenal’s values; also a record of developing players through detailed tactical instruction and also cultural demand, pushing players. “We looked through and analysed on the basis that every coach in the world would be interested in this position. We don’t believe any position in world football is more attractive. We created an eight-person longlist. All of them were interested and took part in extensive, in-person interviews. None of them at any stage withdrew their interest. So we were in a fortunate position to make our first choice, and that’s what we did. Our first interviewee was conducted on 25th April, our last was conducted on 15th May and we interviewed Unai on 10th May. We made our unanimous recommendation to the board on 18th may, accompanied by a 100-page dossier. We then met with London members of our board on Monday this week. Unai and Raul and I flew to Atlanta and met Josh and Stan Kroenke and flew back on the red-eye last night. “So why Unai Emery? I’ve followed Unai’s career very closely and he’s always been on my radar screen. He’s got a fantastic record wherever he’s gone and his team’s improve over time. He’s a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. But it’s important to move this beyond the paper exercise and having taken third-person references it was very important to move to personal meetings. Unai was incredibly impressive, he came in extraordinary well prepared, he had an analysis of all of our individual players, their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively, and also detailed analysis of our off-field team. “But this wasn’t a purely technical exercise. What also distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us and feeling for football in the room. His detail, hard work, love for football and will to win made us think this fit was exactly right.” 10:57AM &#39;Past success suggests Arsenal could suit Emery&#39; Sam Wallace, our chief football writer, believes Unai Emery&#39;s entrance into the English game will be unforgettable, one way or another. Read what Sam has to say about Arsenal&#39;s new Basque head coach ... 10:26AM &#39;Emery could have very good success at Arsenal&#39; Claudio Ranieri, the former Leicester City and Chelsea manager, has backed the new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery to succeed once he takes over the reins at the Emirates Stadium. “He’s a good man, a good coach,” Ranieri told Sky Sports this morning. “He managed a lot in Spain and had a very good season with PSG but in Paris you have to win the Champions League – that is the target there. Claudio Ranieri has backed the new Arsenal head coach to succeed Credit: AP “Unai is a very strong man, a good manager and I think he could have very good success there. I think they need three or four years to stay calm then restart. But football is fantastic; you never know what could happen.” 10:15AM Guardiola: Emery is a top manager Following the breaking news that Unai Emery will become the new Arsenal head coach, or friends at Sky Sports News have been busying themselves canvassing the opinions of whoever they can get hold of on the appointment. Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, reckons Ivan Gazidis et al have landed themselves a good on in the 46-year-old Basque. &quot;[Emery is a] top manager. His career speaks for itself,&quot; Guardiola said a short while ago. Unai Emery (left) replaces Arsene Wenger as top boy at the Emirates Stadium Credit: GETTY IMAGES &quot;He did it perfectly in Spain with many teams – Valencia, Sevilla – and he did really well in France. So, welcome to England. Another good manager is coming here.&quot; 10:03AM How did Emery land the big Arsenal job? Unai Emery, according to our own Matt Law, was not on Arsenal&#39;s original shortlist of potential new managers or head coaches: Emery did not feature on Arsenal’s original shortlist of potential successors to Arsene Wenger before eventually landing the job ahead of Mikel Arteta. But Telegraph Sport understands first contact between the two parties was only made 10 days ago – after most of the interviews had already taken place. The likes of Arteta, Patrick Vieira and Max Allegri were all first sounded out over the Arsenal post over a fortnight ago after Arsenal had drawn up their original shortlist. Emery was only put on to the club’s radar by an agent once a number of candidates were waiting to hear back about their own interviews or had pulled out of the race themselves. Read the full story here ... 9:56AM Emery to be unveiled as new head coach later today Unai Emery, the new Arsenal head coach, will be unveiled unveiled at a press conference at the Emirates Stadium later this afternoon. Unai Emery &#39;accidentally&#39; broke the news on his website on Tuesday night Emery&#39;s arrival in north London follows the appointments of Raul Sanllehi as head of football relations and Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment over the past year. Interestingly, Emery&#39;s job title of head coach would suggest the club are keen to move away from the model formed under Arsene Wenger, with the Spaniard expected to work closely with Sanllehi and Mislintat as the Basque plots to bring the good times back to the club. 9:43AM The Arsenal statement in full ... Unai Emery is to become our new head coach. He joins the club after completing a two-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain, where he recently landed the treble of Ligue 1, Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue. Unai, 46, previously spent three seasons with Sevilla, leading them to an unprecedented three consecutive Europa League titles, establishing the club as a major force in the Spanish league. Announcing the appointment, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly. His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward. “We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted. All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.” What can Arsenal expect from new manager Unai Emery? Majority owner Stan Kroenke said: “We’re delighted to welcome Unai to Arsenal. He’s a proven winner. We’re confident that he is the right person for the job and that he will work to deliver the triumphs our fans, staff and everyone who cares about Arsenal want. “Several things stood out during his interview and the entire process; his football knowledge, energy, determination and love of the game. His familiarity with our club and our players, the Premier League and the game in Europe were all very impressive. He shares our vision to move forward, to build on the platform created by Arsène Wenger and help this club enjoy greater success.” Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? Unai said: “I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run. I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history. I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.” Unai started his coaching career at Lorca Deportiva in 2005 after playing mostly in the Spanish second division. He went on to coach Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow before joining Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain. The appointment is subject to the completion of regulatory processes. 9:41AM Emery appointed as successor to Wenger Arsenal have confirmed that Unai Emery will become the club&#39;s new head coach, subject to the completion of regulatory processes. Emery, 46, left Paris St-Germain at the end of the season having won three trophies and will replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium. The Spaniard emerged as a surprise favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job. Instead the role has gone to Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016. Wenger departed at the end of the season following a 22-year reign, with the club finishing sixth in the Premier League.
Unai Emery says 'we will create a new future for Arsenal' as Spaniard unveiled as Arsene Wenger's successor
How Unai Emery broke the news story on his own website Sam Wallace: Past success suggests this job could suit him What style can Arsenal expect from their new head coach? Jason Burt: Unai Emery is meticulous, intense and demanding Emery to be presented as head coach in 2pm press conference ... ... Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to join Emery at Emirates Unai Emery paid tribute to the legacy left by Arsene Wenger as he set out his vision for the "big challenge" after taking over as head coach at Arsenal. Emery, 46, left Paris St Germain at the end of the season having won the domestic treble and will replace Wenger at the Emirates Stadium following the end of the Frenchman's 22-year reign. Spaniard Emery - who emerged as the shock favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job - is set to fit into a new structure behind the scenes. "We will create a new present and a new future for Arsenal. I want to say thank you Arsene Wenger for your legacy. For all the coaches in the world, he is a reference. We learned, I learned from him all the things in football," Emery said at a press conference, choosing to speak in English rather than via a translator. "It's a big challenge for me, but I have worked also in other projects, big projects. For me, I am proud to be here and to work after Arsene Wenger." Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016, maintained he had his own plans about how to take Arsenal forward, the club having finished sixth in the Premier League last season. Why Emery got the Arsenal job "Our objective is to be among the best teams in Europe, to win titles and to be in the elite of European teams. I also want the team to make the fans proud. I know they are already and I want them to be even more so," he said. On the future of midfielder Jack Wilshere, whose current contract is set to run out, Emery added: "I want today to speak about the team globally, not individually about the players today. "This team is a big team, great players, we think we need to change little things." Chief executive Ivan Gazidis explained Emery was the stand-out candidate on an eight-man shortlist for the Arsenal job. "We had some clear criteria we were looking for," said Gazidis. "We wanted progressive, entertaining football, personality to fit Arsenal values and a reputation for developing players and also, through cultural demands, demanding more from them. "His teams improve over time. We also felt for some time that he is a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. He came in extraordinarily well-prepared with a detailed knowledge of Arsenal Football Club. Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? "He had an analysis to share with us, not just his ways of working, his ways of coaching, the team of people that he works with, but he had an analysis of all of our individual players - their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively - and also an in-depth analysis of our off-the-field team and how they can contribute. "The thing that distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us. He has an energy, a competitive energy, and will to win that made us think this was a perfect fit for Arsenal." The club are yet to confirm if Emery will bring in any of his own backroom staff, although Juan Carlos Carcedo, Pablo Villanueva, Julen Masach and Victor Manas have all reportedly been lined up for roles. When asked how big a rebuilding job it is for Emery, chief executive Gazidis said: "I think all of our players will respond to the new energy that Unai brings. I think they will have somebody under whom they can improve their individual game and our collective game. "I don't think anybody believes that sixth place is a place that a club of the stature of Arsenal should be. We need to look to improve that." 2:49PM How does he rate Mesut Ozil? “He’s one of the biggest talents at Arsenal and I want talented players here I want to spend time with him, and all the players. I want to speak with them about how inspired and excited I am to be here and I want the players to feel that as well. This is a wonderful project and we all need to give 100%.” 2:47PM Taking on Guardiola and Mourinho... “In terms of my past experience, it makes me feel stronger and also allows me to have a guide to my future trajectory. I'm very excited to be here, against top coaches and top teams, and have to say the Premier League now it right at the top. “I speak with a lot of coaches, those are private conversations, but now that I’m here all information is welcome.” 2:43PM Can Arsenal win the Champions League? “All titles are important for us. We can, and want to be, candidates for them. I don’t promise today we will win, but I can promise you we will work hard, will work together, will work with emotion, demanding to find all the objectives.” 2:40PM Why Arsenal? “I had three fantastic meetings in terms of who was at those meetings. First I met with Ivan, Raul and Sven, they analysed me as a person and a coach, and thought I could be an option for this team. I have to say after a three-hour meeting there was fantastic chemistry between us. That came simply from the fact it was Arsenal, a wonderful history, and I hoped there could be a new future for the club. The second meeting was with the owners, the heart of the club, they transmitted what the fans wanted and I felt a positive energy. My third meeting was in Atlanta and again I had a fantastic feeling. Everything has been very positive in terms of the challenge, which makes me very proud and is a great opportunity to grow. “Success would be developing, and that’s about battling for every title. It’s in Arsenal’s history and it’s in my history as well. We want to be among the best teams in Europe. I want the team to make the fans proud of the side. I know they are already but I want to make them even more so.” 2:37PM What is his style of management? “In my career I am very demanding for all, demanding of the players also. My idea is to be a protagonist for all of the match. We play against teams with this personality, and I think the history here shows they love playing with possession of the ball. I like this, and when you don’t have possession of the ball I want a squad very, very intense in pressing. It’s two things that are very important for me. Being a protagonist, possession of the ball, and pressing.” 2:36PM The interview process... “In all the meetings with the people – Ivan, Raul, Sven – the connection was very important. We spoke about all they want and I want to work together, on this club, this responsibility. To know my ambition, my passion. It is a big responsibility but I think this feeling is very important and my experiences with big clubs are important. All the conversations are very good.” 2:34PM Does he have any transfer targets? “I believe in the players we have here. We can grow with these players and the objective is to work hard with these talented players, to work to be a candidate for all the titles in the future. Then it’s very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to work towards this, to arrive and be the best team in the Premier League and also the world.” 2:32PM The future of Jack Wilshere... “I don’t want to speak about any of the players today. We think we need to change little things. Today I want to work, want to speak globally for the squad.” 2:25PM '¿Habla usted inglés?' It appears he does. Despite a number of reports claiming the 46-year-old Basque does not speak English, the new Arsenal head coach has just delivered his first press conference as an employee of the north London club. In English. “Thank you Ivan, Raul and Sven. The first meeting with Arsenal personnel was with people who, after three hours, I had a very good feeling that we will work together and create a new present and future for Arsenal,” he said. “My English is not the very best now and I want to make an effort to speak with you to explain my ambition. I am very excited for this opportunity at a big club, a great city and stadium. “In my career every year I grow up with a new challenge. For me the challenge is a dream come true. “Now? To know you. And all the conversations with Ivan and people who work here, to give me all the information about the club. I know all the players, I think they are very important and I want to speak individually with them face to face.” 2:21PM Ivan Gazidis on Arsenal's new appointment ... Apologies if you were watching our live video and were, like us, a little flummoxed by the Spanish feed. Here's what was said by Arsenal chief executive Gazidis: “I’m really delighted and excited to announce the new head coach. I know that came as a bit of a surprise, perhaps there were one or two rewrites necessary. But those who know won’t speak and those who speak won’t know. I’ll give you a little insight into the process. We formed a three-person committee of me, Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi. We had some clear criteria: aggressive, entertaining football; personality that fitted with Arsenal’s values; also a record of developing players through detailed tactical instruction and also cultural demand, pushing players. “We looked through and analysed on the basis that every coach in the world would be interested in this position. We don’t believe any position in world football is more attractive. We created an eight-person longlist. All of them were interested and took part in extensive, in-person interviews. None of them at any stage withdrew their interest. So we were in a fortunate position to make our first choice, and that’s what we did. Our first interviewee was conducted on 25th April, our last was conducted on 15th May and we interviewed Unai on 10th May. We made our unanimous recommendation to the board on 18th may, accompanied by a 100-page dossier. We then met with London members of our board on Monday this week. Unai and Raul and I flew to Atlanta and met Josh and Stan Kroenke and flew back on the red-eye last night. “So why Unai Emery? I’ve followed Unai’s career very closely and he’s always been on my radar screen. He’s got a fantastic record wherever he’s gone and his team’s improve over time. He’s a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. But it’s important to move this beyond the paper exercise and having taken third-person references it was very important to move to personal meetings. Unai was incredibly impressive, he came in extraordinary well prepared, he had an analysis of all of our individual players, their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively, and also detailed analysis of our off-field team. “But this wasn’t a purely technical exercise. What also distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us and feeling for football in the room. His detail, hard work, love for football and will to win made us think this fit was exactly right.” 10:57AM 'Past success suggests Arsenal could suit Emery' Sam Wallace, our chief football writer, believes Unai Emery's entrance into the English game will be unforgettable, one way or another. Read what Sam has to say about Arsenal's new Basque head coach ... 10:26AM 'Emery could have very good success at Arsenal' Claudio Ranieri, the former Leicester City and Chelsea manager, has backed the new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery to succeed once he takes over the reins at the Emirates Stadium. “He’s a good man, a good coach,” Ranieri told Sky Sports this morning. “He managed a lot in Spain and had a very good season with PSG but in Paris you have to win the Champions League – that is the target there. Claudio Ranieri has backed the new Arsenal head coach to succeed Credit: AP “Unai is a very strong man, a good manager and I think he could have very good success there. I think they need three or four years to stay calm then restart. But football is fantastic; you never know what could happen.” 10:15AM Guardiola: Emery is a top manager Following the breaking news that Unai Emery will become the new Arsenal head coach, or friends at Sky Sports News have been busying themselves canvassing the opinions of whoever they can get hold of on the appointment. Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, reckons Ivan Gazidis et al have landed themselves a good on in the 46-year-old Basque. "[Emery is a] top manager. His career speaks for itself," Guardiola said a short while ago. Unai Emery (left) replaces Arsene Wenger as top boy at the Emirates Stadium Credit: GETTY IMAGES "He did it perfectly in Spain with many teams – Valencia, Sevilla – and he did really well in France. So, welcome to England. Another good manager is coming here." 10:03AM How did Emery land the big Arsenal job? Unai Emery, according to our own Matt Law, was not on Arsenal's original shortlist of potential new managers or head coaches: Emery did not feature on Arsenal’s original shortlist of potential successors to Arsene Wenger before eventually landing the job ahead of Mikel Arteta. But Telegraph Sport understands first contact between the two parties was only made 10 days ago – after most of the interviews had already taken place. The likes of Arteta, Patrick Vieira and Max Allegri were all first sounded out over the Arsenal post over a fortnight ago after Arsenal had drawn up their original shortlist. Emery was only put on to the club’s radar by an agent once a number of candidates were waiting to hear back about their own interviews or had pulled out of the race themselves. Read the full story here ... 9:56AM Emery to be unveiled as new head coach later today Unai Emery, the new Arsenal head coach, will be unveiled unveiled at a press conference at the Emirates Stadium later this afternoon. Unai Emery 'accidentally' broke the news on his website on Tuesday night Emery's arrival in north London follows the appointments of Raul Sanllehi as head of football relations and Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment over the past year. Interestingly, Emery's job title of head coach would suggest the club are keen to move away from the model formed under Arsene Wenger, with the Spaniard expected to work closely with Sanllehi and Mislintat as the Basque plots to bring the good times back to the club. 9:43AM The Arsenal statement in full ... Unai Emery is to become our new head coach. He joins the club after completing a two-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain, where he recently landed the treble of Ligue 1, Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue. Unai, 46, previously spent three seasons with Sevilla, leading them to an unprecedented three consecutive Europa League titles, establishing the club as a major force in the Spanish league. Announcing the appointment, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly. His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward. “We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted. All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.” What can Arsenal expect from new manager Unai Emery? Majority owner Stan Kroenke said: “We’re delighted to welcome Unai to Arsenal. He’s a proven winner. We’re confident that he is the right person for the job and that he will work to deliver the triumphs our fans, staff and everyone who cares about Arsenal want. “Several things stood out during his interview and the entire process; his football knowledge, energy, determination and love of the game. His familiarity with our club and our players, the Premier League and the game in Europe were all very impressive. He shares our vision to move forward, to build on the platform created by Arsène Wenger and help this club enjoy greater success.” Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? Unai said: “I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run. I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history. I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.” Unai started his coaching career at Lorca Deportiva in 2005 after playing mostly in the Spanish second division. He went on to coach Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow before joining Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain. The appointment is subject to the completion of regulatory processes. 9:41AM Emery appointed as successor to Wenger Arsenal have confirmed that Unai Emery will become the club's new head coach, subject to the completion of regulatory processes. Emery, 46, left Paris St-Germain at the end of the season having won three trophies and will replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium. The Spaniard emerged as a surprise favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job. Instead the role has gone to Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016. Wenger departed at the end of the season following a 22-year reign, with the club finishing sixth in the Premier League.
How Unai Emery broke the news story on his own website Sam Wallace: Past success suggests this job could suit him What style can Arsenal expect from their new head coach? Jason Burt: Unai Emery is meticulous, intense and demanding Emery to be presented as head coach in 2pm press conference ... ... Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to join Emery at Emirates Unai Emery paid tribute to the legacy left by Arsene Wenger as he set out his vision for the &quot;big challenge&quot; after taking over as head coach at Arsenal. Emery, 46, left Paris St Germain at the end of the season having won the domestic treble and will replace Wenger at the Emirates Stadium following the end of the Frenchman&#39;s 22-year reign. Spaniard Emery - who emerged as the shock favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job - is set to fit into a new structure behind the scenes. &quot;We will create a new present and a new future for Arsenal. I want to say thank you Arsene Wenger for your legacy. For all the coaches in the world, he is a reference. We learned, I learned from him all the things in football,&quot; Emery said at a press conference, choosing to speak in English rather than via a translator. &quot;It&#39;s a big challenge for me, but I have worked also in other projects, big projects. For me, I am proud to be here and to work after Arsene Wenger.&quot; Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016, maintained he had his own plans about how to take Arsenal forward, the club having finished sixth in the Premier League last season. Why Emery got the Arsenal job &quot;Our objective is to be among the best teams in Europe, to win titles and to be in the elite of European teams. I also want the team to make the fans proud. I know they are already and I want them to be even more so,&quot; he said. On the future of midfielder Jack Wilshere, whose current contract is set to run out, Emery added: &quot;I want today to speak about the team globally, not individually about the players today. &quot;This team is a big team, great players, we think we need to change little things.&quot; Chief executive Ivan Gazidis explained Emery was the stand-out candidate on an eight-man shortlist for the Arsenal job. &quot;We had some clear criteria we were looking for,&quot; said Gazidis. &quot;We wanted progressive, entertaining football, personality to fit Arsenal values and a reputation for developing players and also, through cultural demands, demanding more from them. &quot;His teams improve over time. We also felt for some time that he is a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. He came in extraordinarily well-prepared with a detailed knowledge of Arsenal Football Club. Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? &quot;He had an analysis to share with us, not just his ways of working, his ways of coaching, the team of people that he works with, but he had an analysis of all of our individual players - their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively - and also an in-depth analysis of our off-the-field team and how they can contribute. &quot;The thing that distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us. He has an energy, a competitive energy, and will to win that made us think this was a perfect fit for Arsenal.&quot; The club are yet to confirm if Emery will bring in any of his own backroom staff, although Juan Carlos Carcedo, Pablo Villanueva, Julen Masach and Victor Manas have all reportedly been lined up for roles. When asked how big a rebuilding job it is for Emery, chief executive Gazidis said: &quot;I think all of our players will respond to the new energy that Unai brings. I think they will have somebody under whom they can improve their individual game and our collective game. &quot;I don&#39;t think anybody believes that sixth place is a place that a club of the stature of Arsenal should be. We need to look to improve that.&quot; 2:49PM How does he rate Mesut Ozil? “He’s one of the biggest talents at Arsenal and I want talented players here I want to spend time with him, and all the players. I want to speak with them about how inspired and excited I am to be here and I want the players to feel that as well. This is a wonderful project and we all need to give 100%.” 2:47PM Taking on Guardiola and Mourinho... “In terms of my past experience, it makes me feel stronger and also allows me to have a guide to my future trajectory. I&#39;m very excited to be here, against top coaches and top teams, and have to say the Premier League now it right at the top. “I speak with a lot of coaches, those are private conversations, but now that I’m here all information is welcome.” 2:43PM Can Arsenal win the Champions League? “All titles are important for us. We can, and want to be, candidates for them. I don’t promise today we will win, but I can promise you we will work hard, will work together, will work with emotion, demanding to find all the objectives.” 2:40PM Why Arsenal? “I had three fantastic meetings in terms of who was at those meetings. First I met with Ivan, Raul and Sven, they analysed me as a person and a coach, and thought I could be an option for this team. I have to say after a three-hour meeting there was fantastic chemistry between us. That came simply from the fact it was Arsenal, a wonderful history, and I hoped there could be a new future for the club. The second meeting was with the owners, the heart of the club, they transmitted what the fans wanted and I felt a positive energy. My third meeting was in Atlanta and again I had a fantastic feeling. Everything has been very positive in terms of the challenge, which makes me very proud and is a great opportunity to grow. “Success would be developing, and that’s about battling for every title. It’s in Arsenal’s history and it’s in my history as well. We want to be among the best teams in Europe. I want the team to make the fans proud of the side. I know they are already but I want to make them even more so.” 2:37PM What is his style of management? “In my career I am very demanding for all, demanding of the players also. My idea is to be a protagonist for all of the match. We play against teams with this personality, and I think the history here shows they love playing with possession of the ball. I like this, and when you don’t have possession of the ball I want a squad very, very intense in pressing. It’s two things that are very important for me. Being a protagonist, possession of the ball, and pressing.” 2:36PM The interview process... “In all the meetings with the people – Ivan, Raul, Sven – the connection was very important. We spoke about all they want and I want to work together, on this club, this responsibility. To know my ambition, my passion. It is a big responsibility but I think this feeling is very important and my experiences with big clubs are important. All the conversations are very good.” 2:34PM Does he have any transfer targets? “I believe in the players we have here. We can grow with these players and the objective is to work hard with these talented players, to work to be a candidate for all the titles in the future. Then it’s very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to work towards this, to arrive and be the best team in the Premier League and also the world.” 2:32PM The future of Jack Wilshere... “I don’t want to speak about any of the players today. We think we need to change little things. Today I want to work, want to speak globally for the squad.” 2:25PM &#39;¿Habla usted inglés?&#39; It appears he does. Despite a number of reports claiming the 46-year-old Basque does not speak English, the new Arsenal head coach has just delivered his first press conference as an employee of the north London club. In English. “Thank you Ivan, Raul and Sven. The first meeting with Arsenal personnel was with people who, after three hours, I had a very good feeling that we will work together and create a new present and future for Arsenal,” he said. “My English is not the very best now and I want to make an effort to speak with you to explain my ambition. I am very excited for this opportunity at a big club, a great city and stadium. “In my career every year I grow up with a new challenge. For me the challenge is a dream come true. “Now? To know you. And all the conversations with Ivan and people who work here, to give me all the information about the club. I know all the players, I think they are very important and I want to speak individually with them face to face.” 2:21PM Ivan Gazidis on Arsenal&#39;s new appointment ... Apologies if you were watching our live video and were, like us, a little flummoxed by the Spanish feed. Here&#39;s what was said by Arsenal chief executive Gazidis: “I’m really delighted and excited to announce the new head coach. I know that came as a bit of a surprise, perhaps there were one or two rewrites necessary. But those who know won’t speak and those who speak won’t know. I’ll give you a little insight into the process. We formed a three-person committee of me, Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi. We had some clear criteria: aggressive, entertaining football; personality that fitted with Arsenal’s values; also a record of developing players through detailed tactical instruction and also cultural demand, pushing players. “We looked through and analysed on the basis that every coach in the world would be interested in this position. We don’t believe any position in world football is more attractive. We created an eight-person longlist. All of them were interested and took part in extensive, in-person interviews. None of them at any stage withdrew their interest. So we were in a fortunate position to make our first choice, and that’s what we did. Our first interviewee was conducted on 25th April, our last was conducted on 15th May and we interviewed Unai on 10th May. We made our unanimous recommendation to the board on 18th may, accompanied by a 100-page dossier. We then met with London members of our board on Monday this week. Unai and Raul and I flew to Atlanta and met Josh and Stan Kroenke and flew back on the red-eye last night. “So why Unai Emery? I’ve followed Unai’s career very closely and he’s always been on my radar screen. He’s got a fantastic record wherever he’s gone and his team’s improve over time. He’s a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. But it’s important to move this beyond the paper exercise and having taken third-person references it was very important to move to personal meetings. Unai was incredibly impressive, he came in extraordinary well prepared, he had an analysis of all of our individual players, their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively, and also detailed analysis of our off-field team. “But this wasn’t a purely technical exercise. What also distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us and feeling for football in the room. His detail, hard work, love for football and will to win made us think this fit was exactly right.” 10:57AM &#39;Past success suggests Arsenal could suit Emery&#39; Sam Wallace, our chief football writer, believes Unai Emery&#39;s entrance into the English game will be unforgettable, one way or another. Read what Sam has to say about Arsenal&#39;s new Basque head coach ... 10:26AM &#39;Emery could have very good success at Arsenal&#39; Claudio Ranieri, the former Leicester City and Chelsea manager, has backed the new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery to succeed once he takes over the reins at the Emirates Stadium. “He’s a good man, a good coach,” Ranieri told Sky Sports this morning. “He managed a lot in Spain and had a very good season with PSG but in Paris you have to win the Champions League – that is the target there. Claudio Ranieri has backed the new Arsenal head coach to succeed Credit: AP “Unai is a very strong man, a good manager and I think he could have very good success there. I think they need three or four years to stay calm then restart. But football is fantastic; you never know what could happen.” 10:15AM Guardiola: Emery is a top manager Following the breaking news that Unai Emery will become the new Arsenal head coach, or friends at Sky Sports News have been busying themselves canvassing the opinions of whoever they can get hold of on the appointment. Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, reckons Ivan Gazidis et al have landed themselves a good on in the 46-year-old Basque. &quot;[Emery is a] top manager. His career speaks for itself,&quot; Guardiola said a short while ago. Unai Emery (left) replaces Arsene Wenger as top boy at the Emirates Stadium Credit: GETTY IMAGES &quot;He did it perfectly in Spain with many teams – Valencia, Sevilla – and he did really well in France. So, welcome to England. Another good manager is coming here.&quot; 10:03AM How did Emery land the big Arsenal job? Unai Emery, according to our own Matt Law, was not on Arsenal&#39;s original shortlist of potential new managers or head coaches: Emery did not feature on Arsenal’s original shortlist of potential successors to Arsene Wenger before eventually landing the job ahead of Mikel Arteta. But Telegraph Sport understands first contact between the two parties was only made 10 days ago – after most of the interviews had already taken place. The likes of Arteta, Patrick Vieira and Max Allegri were all first sounded out over the Arsenal post over a fortnight ago after Arsenal had drawn up their original shortlist. Emery was only put on to the club’s radar by an agent once a number of candidates were waiting to hear back about their own interviews or had pulled out of the race themselves. Read the full story here ... 9:56AM Emery to be unveiled as new head coach later today Unai Emery, the new Arsenal head coach, will be unveiled unveiled at a press conference at the Emirates Stadium later this afternoon. Unai Emery &#39;accidentally&#39; broke the news on his website on Tuesday night Emery&#39;s arrival in north London follows the appointments of Raul Sanllehi as head of football relations and Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment over the past year. Interestingly, Emery&#39;s job title of head coach would suggest the club are keen to move away from the model formed under Arsene Wenger, with the Spaniard expected to work closely with Sanllehi and Mislintat as the Basque plots to bring the good times back to the club. 9:43AM The Arsenal statement in full ... Unai Emery is to become our new head coach. He joins the club after completing a two-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain, where he recently landed the treble of Ligue 1, Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue. Unai, 46, previously spent three seasons with Sevilla, leading them to an unprecedented three consecutive Europa League titles, establishing the club as a major force in the Spanish league. Announcing the appointment, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly. His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward. “We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted. All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.” What can Arsenal expect from new manager Unai Emery? Majority owner Stan Kroenke said: “We’re delighted to welcome Unai to Arsenal. He’s a proven winner. We’re confident that he is the right person for the job and that he will work to deliver the triumphs our fans, staff and everyone who cares about Arsenal want. “Several things stood out during his interview and the entire process; his football knowledge, energy, determination and love of the game. His familiarity with our club and our players, the Premier League and the game in Europe were all very impressive. He shares our vision to move forward, to build on the platform created by Arsène Wenger and help this club enjoy greater success.” Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? Unai said: “I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run. I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history. I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.” Unai started his coaching career at Lorca Deportiva in 2005 after playing mostly in the Spanish second division. He went on to coach Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow before joining Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain. The appointment is subject to the completion of regulatory processes. 9:41AM Emery appointed as successor to Wenger Arsenal have confirmed that Unai Emery will become the club&#39;s new head coach, subject to the completion of regulatory processes. Emery, 46, left Paris St-Germain at the end of the season having won three trophies and will replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium. The Spaniard emerged as a surprise favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job. Instead the role has gone to Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016. Wenger departed at the end of the season following a 22-year reign, with the club finishing sixth in the Premier League.
Unai Emery says 'we will create a new future for Arsenal' as Spaniard unveiled as Arsene Wenger's successor
How Unai Emery broke the news story on his own website Sam Wallace: Past success suggests this job could suit him What style can Arsenal expect from their new head coach? Jason Burt: Unai Emery is meticulous, intense and demanding Emery to be presented as head coach in 2pm press conference ... ... Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to join Emery at Emirates Unai Emery paid tribute to the legacy left by Arsene Wenger as he set out his vision for the "big challenge" after taking over as head coach at Arsenal. Emery, 46, left Paris St Germain at the end of the season having won the domestic treble and will replace Wenger at the Emirates Stadium following the end of the Frenchman's 22-year reign. Spaniard Emery - who emerged as the shock favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job - is set to fit into a new structure behind the scenes. "We will create a new present and a new future for Arsenal. I want to say thank you Arsene Wenger for your legacy. For all the coaches in the world, he is a reference. We learned, I learned from him all the things in football," Emery said at a press conference, choosing to speak in English rather than via a translator. "It's a big challenge for me, but I have worked also in other projects, big projects. For me, I am proud to be here and to work after Arsene Wenger." Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016, maintained he had his own plans about how to take Arsenal forward, the club having finished sixth in the Premier League last season. Why Emery got the Arsenal job "Our objective is to be among the best teams in Europe, to win titles and to be in the elite of European teams. I also want the team to make the fans proud. I know they are already and I want them to be even more so," he said. On the future of midfielder Jack Wilshere, whose current contract is set to run out, Emery added: "I want today to speak about the team globally, not individually about the players today. "This team is a big team, great players, we think we need to change little things." Chief executive Ivan Gazidis explained Emery was the stand-out candidate on an eight-man shortlist for the Arsenal job. "We had some clear criteria we were looking for," said Gazidis. "We wanted progressive, entertaining football, personality to fit Arsenal values and a reputation for developing players and also, through cultural demands, demanding more from them. "His teams improve over time. We also felt for some time that he is a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. He came in extraordinarily well-prepared with a detailed knowledge of Arsenal Football Club. Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? "He had an analysis to share with us, not just his ways of working, his ways of coaching, the team of people that he works with, but he had an analysis of all of our individual players - their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively - and also an in-depth analysis of our off-the-field team and how they can contribute. "The thing that distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us. He has an energy, a competitive energy, and will to win that made us think this was a perfect fit for Arsenal." The club are yet to confirm if Emery will bring in any of his own backroom staff, although Juan Carlos Carcedo, Pablo Villanueva, Julen Masach and Victor Manas have all reportedly been lined up for roles. When asked how big a rebuilding job it is for Emery, chief executive Gazidis said: "I think all of our players will respond to the new energy that Unai brings. I think they will have somebody under whom they can improve their individual game and our collective game. "I don't think anybody believes that sixth place is a place that a club of the stature of Arsenal should be. We need to look to improve that." 2:49PM How does he rate Mesut Ozil? “He’s one of the biggest talents at Arsenal and I want talented players here I want to spend time with him, and all the players. I want to speak with them about how inspired and excited I am to be here and I want the players to feel that as well. This is a wonderful project and we all need to give 100%.” 2:47PM Taking on Guardiola and Mourinho... “In terms of my past experience, it makes me feel stronger and also allows me to have a guide to my future trajectory. I'm very excited to be here, against top coaches and top teams, and have to say the Premier League now it right at the top. “I speak with a lot of coaches, those are private conversations, but now that I’m here all information is welcome.” 2:43PM Can Arsenal win the Champions League? “All titles are important for us. We can, and want to be, candidates for them. I don’t promise today we will win, but I can promise you we will work hard, will work together, will work with emotion, demanding to find all the objectives.” 2:40PM Why Arsenal? “I had three fantastic meetings in terms of who was at those meetings. First I met with Ivan, Raul and Sven, they analysed me as a person and a coach, and thought I could be an option for this team. I have to say after a three-hour meeting there was fantastic chemistry between us. That came simply from the fact it was Arsenal, a wonderful history, and I hoped there could be a new future for the club. The second meeting was with the owners, the heart of the club, they transmitted what the fans wanted and I felt a positive energy. My third meeting was in Atlanta and again I had a fantastic feeling. Everything has been very positive in terms of the challenge, which makes me very proud and is a great opportunity to grow. “Success would be developing, and that’s about battling for every title. It’s in Arsenal’s history and it’s in my history as well. We want to be among the best teams in Europe. I want the team to make the fans proud of the side. I know they are already but I want to make them even more so.” 2:37PM What is his style of management? “In my career I am very demanding for all, demanding of the players also. My idea is to be a protagonist for all of the match. We play against teams with this personality, and I think the history here shows they love playing with possession of the ball. I like this, and when you don’t have possession of the ball I want a squad very, very intense in pressing. It’s two things that are very important for me. Being a protagonist, possession of the ball, and pressing.” 2:36PM The interview process... “In all the meetings with the people – Ivan, Raul, Sven – the connection was very important. We spoke about all they want and I want to work together, on this club, this responsibility. To know my ambition, my passion. It is a big responsibility but I think this feeling is very important and my experiences with big clubs are important. All the conversations are very good.” 2:34PM Does he have any transfer targets? “I believe in the players we have here. We can grow with these players and the objective is to work hard with these talented players, to work to be a candidate for all the titles in the future. Then it’s very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to work towards this, to arrive and be the best team in the Premier League and also the world.” 2:32PM The future of Jack Wilshere... “I don’t want to speak about any of the players today. We think we need to change little things. Today I want to work, want to speak globally for the squad.” 2:25PM '¿Habla usted inglés?' It appears he does. Despite a number of reports claiming the 46-year-old Basque does not speak English, the new Arsenal head coach has just delivered his first press conference as an employee of the north London club. In English. “Thank you Ivan, Raul and Sven. The first meeting with Arsenal personnel was with people who, after three hours, I had a very good feeling that we will work together and create a new present and future for Arsenal,” he said. “My English is not the very best now and I want to make an effort to speak with you to explain my ambition. I am very excited for this opportunity at a big club, a great city and stadium. “In my career every year I grow up with a new challenge. For me the challenge is a dream come true. “Now? To know you. And all the conversations with Ivan and people who work here, to give me all the information about the club. I know all the players, I think they are very important and I want to speak individually with them face to face.” 2:21PM Ivan Gazidis on Arsenal's new appointment ... Apologies if you were watching our live video and were, like us, a little flummoxed by the Spanish feed. Here's what was said by Arsenal chief executive Gazidis: “I’m really delighted and excited to announce the new head coach. I know that came as a bit of a surprise, perhaps there were one or two rewrites necessary. But those who know won’t speak and those who speak won’t know. I’ll give you a little insight into the process. We formed a three-person committee of me, Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi. We had some clear criteria: aggressive, entertaining football; personality that fitted with Arsenal’s values; also a record of developing players through detailed tactical instruction and also cultural demand, pushing players. “We looked through and analysed on the basis that every coach in the world would be interested in this position. We don’t believe any position in world football is more attractive. We created an eight-person longlist. All of them were interested and took part in extensive, in-person interviews. None of them at any stage withdrew their interest. So we were in a fortunate position to make our first choice, and that’s what we did. Our first interviewee was conducted on 25th April, our last was conducted on 15th May and we interviewed Unai on 10th May. We made our unanimous recommendation to the board on 18th may, accompanied by a 100-page dossier. We then met with London members of our board on Monday this week. Unai and Raul and I flew to Atlanta and met Josh and Stan Kroenke and flew back on the red-eye last night. “So why Unai Emery? I’ve followed Unai’s career very closely and he’s always been on my radar screen. He’s got a fantastic record wherever he’s gone and his team’s improve over time. He’s a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. But it’s important to move this beyond the paper exercise and having taken third-person references it was very important to move to personal meetings. Unai was incredibly impressive, he came in extraordinary well prepared, he had an analysis of all of our individual players, their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively, and also detailed analysis of our off-field team. “But this wasn’t a purely technical exercise. What also distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us and feeling for football in the room. His detail, hard work, love for football and will to win made us think this fit was exactly right.” 10:57AM 'Past success suggests Arsenal could suit Emery' Sam Wallace, our chief football writer, believes Unai Emery's entrance into the English game will be unforgettable, one way or another. Read what Sam has to say about Arsenal's new Basque head coach ... 10:26AM 'Emery could have very good success at Arsenal' Claudio Ranieri, the former Leicester City and Chelsea manager, has backed the new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery to succeed once he takes over the reins at the Emirates Stadium. “He’s a good man, a good coach,” Ranieri told Sky Sports this morning. “He managed a lot in Spain and had a very good season with PSG but in Paris you have to win the Champions League – that is the target there. Claudio Ranieri has backed the new Arsenal head coach to succeed Credit: AP “Unai is a very strong man, a good manager and I think he could have very good success there. I think they need three or four years to stay calm then restart. But football is fantastic; you never know what could happen.” 10:15AM Guardiola: Emery is a top manager Following the breaking news that Unai Emery will become the new Arsenal head coach, or friends at Sky Sports News have been busying themselves canvassing the opinions of whoever they can get hold of on the appointment. Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, reckons Ivan Gazidis et al have landed themselves a good on in the 46-year-old Basque. "[Emery is a] top manager. His career speaks for itself," Guardiola said a short while ago. Unai Emery (left) replaces Arsene Wenger as top boy at the Emirates Stadium Credit: GETTY IMAGES "He did it perfectly in Spain with many teams – Valencia, Sevilla – and he did really well in France. So, welcome to England. Another good manager is coming here." 10:03AM How did Emery land the big Arsenal job? Unai Emery, according to our own Matt Law, was not on Arsenal's original shortlist of potential new managers or head coaches: Emery did not feature on Arsenal’s original shortlist of potential successors to Arsene Wenger before eventually landing the job ahead of Mikel Arteta. But Telegraph Sport understands first contact between the two parties was only made 10 days ago – after most of the interviews had already taken place. The likes of Arteta, Patrick Vieira and Max Allegri were all first sounded out over the Arsenal post over a fortnight ago after Arsenal had drawn up their original shortlist. Emery was only put on to the club’s radar by an agent once a number of candidates were waiting to hear back about their own interviews or had pulled out of the race themselves. Read the full story here ... 9:56AM Emery to be unveiled as new head coach later today Unai Emery, the new Arsenal head coach, will be unveiled unveiled at a press conference at the Emirates Stadium later this afternoon. Unai Emery 'accidentally' broke the news on his website on Tuesday night Emery's arrival in north London follows the appointments of Raul Sanllehi as head of football relations and Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment over the past year. Interestingly, Emery's job title of head coach would suggest the club are keen to move away from the model formed under Arsene Wenger, with the Spaniard expected to work closely with Sanllehi and Mislintat as the Basque plots to bring the good times back to the club. 9:43AM The Arsenal statement in full ... Unai Emery is to become our new head coach. He joins the club after completing a two-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain, where he recently landed the treble of Ligue 1, Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue. Unai, 46, previously spent three seasons with Sevilla, leading them to an unprecedented three consecutive Europa League titles, establishing the club as a major force in the Spanish league. Announcing the appointment, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly. His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward. “We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted. All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.” What can Arsenal expect from new manager Unai Emery? Majority owner Stan Kroenke said: “We’re delighted to welcome Unai to Arsenal. He’s a proven winner. We’re confident that he is the right person for the job and that he will work to deliver the triumphs our fans, staff and everyone who cares about Arsenal want. “Several things stood out during his interview and the entire process; his football knowledge, energy, determination and love of the game. His familiarity with our club and our players, the Premier League and the game in Europe were all very impressive. He shares our vision to move forward, to build on the platform created by Arsène Wenger and help this club enjoy greater success.” Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? Unai said: “I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run. I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history. I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.” Unai started his coaching career at Lorca Deportiva in 2005 after playing mostly in the Spanish second division. He went on to coach Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow before joining Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain. The appointment is subject to the completion of regulatory processes. 9:41AM Emery appointed as successor to Wenger Arsenal have confirmed that Unai Emery will become the club's new head coach, subject to the completion of regulatory processes. Emery, 46, left Paris St-Germain at the end of the season having won three trophies and will replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium. The Spaniard emerged as a surprise favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job. Instead the role has gone to Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016. Wenger departed at the end of the season following a 22-year reign, with the club finishing sixth in the Premier League.
How Unai Emery broke the news story on his own website Sam Wallace: Past success suggests this job could suit him What style can Arsenal expect from their new head coach? Jason Burt: Unai Emery is meticulous, intense and demanding Emery to be presented as head coach in 2pm press conference ... ... Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to join Emery at Emirates Unai Emery paid tribute to the legacy left by Arsene Wenger as he set out his vision for the &quot;big challenge&quot; after taking over as head coach at Arsenal. Emery, 46, left Paris St Germain at the end of the season having won the domestic treble and will replace Wenger at the Emirates Stadium following the end of the Frenchman&#39;s 22-year reign. Spaniard Emery - who emerged as the shock favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job - is set to fit into a new structure behind the scenes. &quot;We will create a new present and a new future for Arsenal. I want to say thank you Arsene Wenger for your legacy. For all the coaches in the world, he is a reference. We learned, I learned from him all the things in football,&quot; Emery said at a press conference, choosing to speak in English rather than via a translator. &quot;It&#39;s a big challenge for me, but I have worked also in other projects, big projects. For me, I am proud to be here and to work after Arsene Wenger.&quot; Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016, maintained he had his own plans about how to take Arsenal forward, the club having finished sixth in the Premier League last season. Why Emery got the Arsenal job &quot;Our objective is to be among the best teams in Europe, to win titles and to be in the elite of European teams. I also want the team to make the fans proud. I know they are already and I want them to be even more so,&quot; he said. On the future of midfielder Jack Wilshere, whose current contract is set to run out, Emery added: &quot;I want today to speak about the team globally, not individually about the players today. &quot;This team is a big team, great players, we think we need to change little things.&quot; Chief executive Ivan Gazidis explained Emery was the stand-out candidate on an eight-man shortlist for the Arsenal job. &quot;We had some clear criteria we were looking for,&quot; said Gazidis. &quot;We wanted progressive, entertaining football, personality to fit Arsenal values and a reputation for developing players and also, through cultural demands, demanding more from them. &quot;His teams improve over time. We also felt for some time that he is a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. He came in extraordinarily well-prepared with a detailed knowledge of Arsenal Football Club. Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? &quot;He had an analysis to share with us, not just his ways of working, his ways of coaching, the team of people that he works with, but he had an analysis of all of our individual players - their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively - and also an in-depth analysis of our off-the-field team and how they can contribute. &quot;The thing that distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us. He has an energy, a competitive energy, and will to win that made us think this was a perfect fit for Arsenal.&quot; The club are yet to confirm if Emery will bring in any of his own backroom staff, although Juan Carlos Carcedo, Pablo Villanueva, Julen Masach and Victor Manas have all reportedly been lined up for roles. When asked how big a rebuilding job it is for Emery, chief executive Gazidis said: &quot;I think all of our players will respond to the new energy that Unai brings. I think they will have somebody under whom they can improve their individual game and our collective game. &quot;I don&#39;t think anybody believes that sixth place is a place that a club of the stature of Arsenal should be. We need to look to improve that.&quot; 2:49PM How does he rate Mesut Ozil? “He’s one of the biggest talents at Arsenal and I want talented players here I want to spend time with him, and all the players. I want to speak with them about how inspired and excited I am to be here and I want the players to feel that as well. This is a wonderful project and we all need to give 100%.” 2:47PM Taking on Guardiola and Mourinho... “In terms of my past experience, it makes me feel stronger and also allows me to have a guide to my future trajectory. I&#39;m very excited to be here, against top coaches and top teams, and have to say the Premier League now it right at the top. “I speak with a lot of coaches, those are private conversations, but now that I’m here all information is welcome.” 2:43PM Can Arsenal win the Champions League? “All titles are important for us. We can, and want to be, candidates for them. I don’t promise today we will win, but I can promise you we will work hard, will work together, will work with emotion, demanding to find all the objectives.” 2:40PM Why Arsenal? “I had three fantastic meetings in terms of who was at those meetings. First I met with Ivan, Raul and Sven, they analysed me as a person and a coach, and thought I could be an option for this team. I have to say after a three-hour meeting there was fantastic chemistry between us. That came simply from the fact it was Arsenal, a wonderful history, and I hoped there could be a new future for the club. The second meeting was with the owners, the heart of the club, they transmitted what the fans wanted and I felt a positive energy. My third meeting was in Atlanta and again I had a fantastic feeling. Everything has been very positive in terms of the challenge, which makes me very proud and is a great opportunity to grow. “Success would be developing, and that’s about battling for every title. It’s in Arsenal’s history and it’s in my history as well. We want to be among the best teams in Europe. I want the team to make the fans proud of the side. I know they are already but I want to make them even more so.” 2:37PM What is his style of management? “In my career I am very demanding for all, demanding of the players also. My idea is to be a protagonist for all of the match. We play against teams with this personality, and I think the history here shows they love playing with possession of the ball. I like this, and when you don’t have possession of the ball I want a squad very, very intense in pressing. It’s two things that are very important for me. Being a protagonist, possession of the ball, and pressing.” 2:36PM The interview process... “In all the meetings with the people – Ivan, Raul, Sven – the connection was very important. We spoke about all they want and I want to work together, on this club, this responsibility. To know my ambition, my passion. It is a big responsibility but I think this feeling is very important and my experiences with big clubs are important. All the conversations are very good.” 2:34PM Does he have any transfer targets? “I believe in the players we have here. We can grow with these players and the objective is to work hard with these talented players, to work to be a candidate for all the titles in the future. Then it’s very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to work towards this, to arrive and be the best team in the Premier League and also the world.” 2:32PM The future of Jack Wilshere... “I don’t want to speak about any of the players today. We think we need to change little things. Today I want to work, want to speak globally for the squad.” 2:25PM &#39;¿Habla usted inglés?&#39; It appears he does. Despite a number of reports claiming the 46-year-old Basque does not speak English, the new Arsenal head coach has just delivered his first press conference as an employee of the north London club. In English. “Thank you Ivan, Raul and Sven. The first meeting with Arsenal personnel was with people who, after three hours, I had a very good feeling that we will work together and create a new present and future for Arsenal,” he said. “My English is not the very best now and I want to make an effort to speak with you to explain my ambition. I am very excited for this opportunity at a big club, a great city and stadium. “In my career every year I grow up with a new challenge. For me the challenge is a dream come true. “Now? To know you. And all the conversations with Ivan and people who work here, to give me all the information about the club. I know all the players, I think they are very important and I want to speak individually with them face to face.” 2:21PM Ivan Gazidis on Arsenal&#39;s new appointment ... Apologies if you were watching our live video and were, like us, a little flummoxed by the Spanish feed. Here&#39;s what was said by Arsenal chief executive Gazidis: “I’m really delighted and excited to announce the new head coach. I know that came as a bit of a surprise, perhaps there were one or two rewrites necessary. But those who know won’t speak and those who speak won’t know. I’ll give you a little insight into the process. We formed a three-person committee of me, Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi. We had some clear criteria: aggressive, entertaining football; personality that fitted with Arsenal’s values; also a record of developing players through detailed tactical instruction and also cultural demand, pushing players. “We looked through and analysed on the basis that every coach in the world would be interested in this position. We don’t believe any position in world football is more attractive. We created an eight-person longlist. All of them were interested and took part in extensive, in-person interviews. None of them at any stage withdrew their interest. So we were in a fortunate position to make our first choice, and that’s what we did. Our first interviewee was conducted on 25th April, our last was conducted on 15th May and we interviewed Unai on 10th May. We made our unanimous recommendation to the board on 18th may, accompanied by a 100-page dossier. We then met with London members of our board on Monday this week. Unai and Raul and I flew to Atlanta and met Josh and Stan Kroenke and flew back on the red-eye last night. “So why Unai Emery? I’ve followed Unai’s career very closely and he’s always been on my radar screen. He’s got a fantastic record wherever he’s gone and his team’s improve over time. He’s a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. But it’s important to move this beyond the paper exercise and having taken third-person references it was very important to move to personal meetings. Unai was incredibly impressive, he came in extraordinary well prepared, he had an analysis of all of our individual players, their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively, and also detailed analysis of our off-field team. “But this wasn’t a purely technical exercise. What also distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us and feeling for football in the room. His detail, hard work, love for football and will to win made us think this fit was exactly right.” 10:57AM &#39;Past success suggests Arsenal could suit Emery&#39; Sam Wallace, our chief football writer, believes Unai Emery&#39;s entrance into the English game will be unforgettable, one way or another. Read what Sam has to say about Arsenal&#39;s new Basque head coach ... 10:26AM &#39;Emery could have very good success at Arsenal&#39; Claudio Ranieri, the former Leicester City and Chelsea manager, has backed the new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery to succeed once he takes over the reins at the Emirates Stadium. “He’s a good man, a good coach,” Ranieri told Sky Sports this morning. “He managed a lot in Spain and had a very good season with PSG but in Paris you have to win the Champions League – that is the target there. Claudio Ranieri has backed the new Arsenal head coach to succeed Credit: AP “Unai is a very strong man, a good manager and I think he could have very good success there. I think they need three or four years to stay calm then restart. But football is fantastic; you never know what could happen.” 10:15AM Guardiola: Emery is a top manager Following the breaking news that Unai Emery will become the new Arsenal head coach, or friends at Sky Sports News have been busying themselves canvassing the opinions of whoever they can get hold of on the appointment. Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, reckons Ivan Gazidis et al have landed themselves a good on in the 46-year-old Basque. &quot;[Emery is a] top manager. His career speaks for itself,&quot; Guardiola said a short while ago. Unai Emery (left) replaces Arsene Wenger as top boy at the Emirates Stadium Credit: GETTY IMAGES &quot;He did it perfectly in Spain with many teams – Valencia, Sevilla – and he did really well in France. So, welcome to England. Another good manager is coming here.&quot; 10:03AM How did Emery land the big Arsenal job? Unai Emery, according to our own Matt Law, was not on Arsenal&#39;s original shortlist of potential new managers or head coaches: Emery did not feature on Arsenal’s original shortlist of potential successors to Arsene Wenger before eventually landing the job ahead of Mikel Arteta. But Telegraph Sport understands first contact between the two parties was only made 10 days ago – after most of the interviews had already taken place. The likes of Arteta, Patrick Vieira and Max Allegri were all first sounded out over the Arsenal post over a fortnight ago after Arsenal had drawn up their original shortlist. Emery was only put on to the club’s radar by an agent once a number of candidates were waiting to hear back about their own interviews or had pulled out of the race themselves. Read the full story here ... 9:56AM Emery to be unveiled as new head coach later today Unai Emery, the new Arsenal head coach, will be unveiled unveiled at a press conference at the Emirates Stadium later this afternoon. Unai Emery &#39;accidentally&#39; broke the news on his website on Tuesday night Emery&#39;s arrival in north London follows the appointments of Raul Sanllehi as head of football relations and Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment over the past year. Interestingly, Emery&#39;s job title of head coach would suggest the club are keen to move away from the model formed under Arsene Wenger, with the Spaniard expected to work closely with Sanllehi and Mislintat as the Basque plots to bring the good times back to the club. 9:43AM The Arsenal statement in full ... Unai Emery is to become our new head coach. He joins the club after completing a two-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain, where he recently landed the treble of Ligue 1, Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue. Unai, 46, previously spent three seasons with Sevilla, leading them to an unprecedented three consecutive Europa League titles, establishing the club as a major force in the Spanish league. Announcing the appointment, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly. His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward. “We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted. All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.” What can Arsenal expect from new manager Unai Emery? Majority owner Stan Kroenke said: “We’re delighted to welcome Unai to Arsenal. He’s a proven winner. We’re confident that he is the right person for the job and that he will work to deliver the triumphs our fans, staff and everyone who cares about Arsenal want. “Several things stood out during his interview and the entire process; his football knowledge, energy, determination and love of the game. His familiarity with our club and our players, the Premier League and the game in Europe were all very impressive. He shares our vision to move forward, to build on the platform created by Arsène Wenger and help this club enjoy greater success.” Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? Unai said: “I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run. I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history. I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.” Unai started his coaching career at Lorca Deportiva in 2005 after playing mostly in the Spanish second division. He went on to coach Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow before joining Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain. The appointment is subject to the completion of regulatory processes. 9:41AM Emery appointed as successor to Wenger Arsenal have confirmed that Unai Emery will become the club&#39;s new head coach, subject to the completion of regulatory processes. Emery, 46, left Paris St-Germain at the end of the season having won three trophies and will replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium. The Spaniard emerged as a surprise favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job. Instead the role has gone to Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016. Wenger departed at the end of the season following a 22-year reign, with the club finishing sixth in the Premier League.
Unai Emery says 'we will create a new future for Arsenal' as Spaniard unveiled as Arsene Wenger's successor
How Unai Emery broke the news story on his own website Sam Wallace: Past success suggests this job could suit him What style can Arsenal expect from their new head coach? Jason Burt: Unai Emery is meticulous, intense and demanding Emery to be presented as head coach in 2pm press conference ... ... Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to join Emery at Emirates Unai Emery paid tribute to the legacy left by Arsene Wenger as he set out his vision for the "big challenge" after taking over as head coach at Arsenal. Emery, 46, left Paris St Germain at the end of the season having won the domestic treble and will replace Wenger at the Emirates Stadium following the end of the Frenchman's 22-year reign. Spaniard Emery - who emerged as the shock favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job - is set to fit into a new structure behind the scenes. "We will create a new present and a new future for Arsenal. I want to say thank you Arsene Wenger for your legacy. For all the coaches in the world, he is a reference. We learned, I learned from him all the things in football," Emery said at a press conference, choosing to speak in English rather than via a translator. "It's a big challenge for me, but I have worked also in other projects, big projects. For me, I am proud to be here and to work after Arsene Wenger." Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016, maintained he had his own plans about how to take Arsenal forward, the club having finished sixth in the Premier League last season. Why Emery got the Arsenal job "Our objective is to be among the best teams in Europe, to win titles and to be in the elite of European teams. I also want the team to make the fans proud. I know they are already and I want them to be even more so," he said. On the future of midfielder Jack Wilshere, whose current contract is set to run out, Emery added: "I want today to speak about the team globally, not individually about the players today. "This team is a big team, great players, we think we need to change little things." Chief executive Ivan Gazidis explained Emery was the stand-out candidate on an eight-man shortlist for the Arsenal job. "We had some clear criteria we were looking for," said Gazidis. "We wanted progressive, entertaining football, personality to fit Arsenal values and a reputation for developing players and also, through cultural demands, demanding more from them. "His teams improve over time. We also felt for some time that he is a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. He came in extraordinarily well-prepared with a detailed knowledge of Arsenal Football Club. Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? "He had an analysis to share with us, not just his ways of working, his ways of coaching, the team of people that he works with, but he had an analysis of all of our individual players - their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively - and also an in-depth analysis of our off-the-field team and how they can contribute. "The thing that distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us. He has an energy, a competitive energy, and will to win that made us think this was a perfect fit for Arsenal." The club are yet to confirm if Emery will bring in any of his own backroom staff, although Juan Carlos Carcedo, Pablo Villanueva, Julen Masach and Victor Manas have all reportedly been lined up for roles. When asked how big a rebuilding job it is for Emery, chief executive Gazidis said: "I think all of our players will respond to the new energy that Unai brings. I think they will have somebody under whom they can improve their individual game and our collective game. "I don't think anybody believes that sixth place is a place that a club of the stature of Arsenal should be. We need to look to improve that." 2:49PM How does he rate Mesut Ozil? “He’s one of the biggest talents at Arsenal and I want talented players here I want to spend time with him, and all the players. I want to speak with them about how inspired and excited I am to be here and I want the players to feel that as well. This is a wonderful project and we all need to give 100%.” 2:47PM Taking on Guardiola and Mourinho... “In terms of my past experience, it makes me feel stronger and also allows me to have a guide to my future trajectory. I'm very excited to be here, against top coaches and top teams, and have to say the Premier League now it right at the top. “I speak with a lot of coaches, those are private conversations, but now that I’m here all information is welcome.” 2:43PM Can Arsenal win the Champions League? “All titles are important for us. We can, and want to be, candidates for them. I don’t promise today we will win, but I can promise you we will work hard, will work together, will work with emotion, demanding to find all the objectives.” 2:40PM Why Arsenal? “I had three fantastic meetings in terms of who was at those meetings. First I met with Ivan, Raul and Sven, they analysed me as a person and a coach, and thought I could be an option for this team. I have to say after a three-hour meeting there was fantastic chemistry between us. That came simply from the fact it was Arsenal, a wonderful history, and I hoped there could be a new future for the club. The second meeting was with the owners, the heart of the club, they transmitted what the fans wanted and I felt a positive energy. My third meeting was in Atlanta and again I had a fantastic feeling. Everything has been very positive in terms of the challenge, which makes me very proud and is a great opportunity to grow. “Success would be developing, and that’s about battling for every title. It’s in Arsenal’s history and it’s in my history as well. We want to be among the best teams in Europe. I want the team to make the fans proud of the side. I know they are already but I want to make them even more so.” 2:37PM What is his style of management? “In my career I am very demanding for all, demanding of the players also. My idea is to be a protagonist for all of the match. We play against teams with this personality, and I think the history here shows they love playing with possession of the ball. I like this, and when you don’t have possession of the ball I want a squad very, very intense in pressing. It’s two things that are very important for me. Being a protagonist, possession of the ball, and pressing.” 2:36PM The interview process... “In all the meetings with the people – Ivan, Raul, Sven – the connection was very important. We spoke about all they want and I want to work together, on this club, this responsibility. To know my ambition, my passion. It is a big responsibility but I think this feeling is very important and my experiences with big clubs are important. All the conversations are very good.” 2:34PM Does he have any transfer targets? “I believe in the players we have here. We can grow with these players and the objective is to work hard with these talented players, to work to be a candidate for all the titles in the future. Then it’s very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to work towards this, to arrive and be the best team in the Premier League and also the world.” 2:32PM The future of Jack Wilshere... “I don’t want to speak about any of the players today. We think we need to change little things. Today I want to work, want to speak globally for the squad.” 2:25PM '¿Habla usted inglés?' It appears he does. Despite a number of reports claiming the 46-year-old Basque does not speak English, the new Arsenal head coach has just delivered his first press conference as an employee of the north London club. In English. “Thank you Ivan, Raul and Sven. The first meeting with Arsenal personnel was with people who, after three hours, I had a very good feeling that we will work together and create a new present and future for Arsenal,” he said. “My English is not the very best now and I want to make an effort to speak with you to explain my ambition. I am very excited for this opportunity at a big club, a great city and stadium. “In my career every year I grow up with a new challenge. For me the challenge is a dream come true. “Now? To know you. And all the conversations with Ivan and people who work here, to give me all the information about the club. I know all the players, I think they are very important and I want to speak individually with them face to face.” 2:21PM Ivan Gazidis on Arsenal's new appointment ... Apologies if you were watching our live video and were, like us, a little flummoxed by the Spanish feed. Here's what was said by Arsenal chief executive Gazidis: “I’m really delighted and excited to announce the new head coach. I know that came as a bit of a surprise, perhaps there were one or two rewrites necessary. But those who know won’t speak and those who speak won’t know. I’ll give you a little insight into the process. We formed a three-person committee of me, Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi. We had some clear criteria: aggressive, entertaining football; personality that fitted with Arsenal’s values; also a record of developing players through detailed tactical instruction and also cultural demand, pushing players. “We looked through and analysed on the basis that every coach in the world would be interested in this position. We don’t believe any position in world football is more attractive. We created an eight-person longlist. All of them were interested and took part in extensive, in-person interviews. None of them at any stage withdrew their interest. So we were in a fortunate position to make our first choice, and that’s what we did. Our first interviewee was conducted on 25th April, our last was conducted on 15th May and we interviewed Unai on 10th May. We made our unanimous recommendation to the board on 18th may, accompanied by a 100-page dossier. We then met with London members of our board on Monday this week. Unai and Raul and I flew to Atlanta and met Josh and Stan Kroenke and flew back on the red-eye last night. “So why Unai Emery? I’ve followed Unai’s career very closely and he’s always been on my radar screen. He’s got a fantastic record wherever he’s gone and his team’s improve over time. He’s a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. But it’s important to move this beyond the paper exercise and having taken third-person references it was very important to move to personal meetings. Unai was incredibly impressive, he came in extraordinary well prepared, he had an analysis of all of our individual players, their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively, and also detailed analysis of our off-field team. “But this wasn’t a purely technical exercise. What also distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us and feeling for football in the room. His detail, hard work, love for football and will to win made us think this fit was exactly right.” 10:57AM 'Past success suggests Arsenal could suit Emery' Sam Wallace, our chief football writer, believes Unai Emery's entrance into the English game will be unforgettable, one way or another. Read what Sam has to say about Arsenal's new Basque head coach ... 10:26AM 'Emery could have very good success at Arsenal' Claudio Ranieri, the former Leicester City and Chelsea manager, has backed the new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery to succeed once he takes over the reins at the Emirates Stadium. “He’s a good man, a good coach,” Ranieri told Sky Sports this morning. “He managed a lot in Spain and had a very good season with PSG but in Paris you have to win the Champions League – that is the target there. Claudio Ranieri has backed the new Arsenal head coach to succeed Credit: AP “Unai is a very strong man, a good manager and I think he could have very good success there. I think they need three or four years to stay calm then restart. But football is fantastic; you never know what could happen.” 10:15AM Guardiola: Emery is a top manager Following the breaking news that Unai Emery will become the new Arsenal head coach, or friends at Sky Sports News have been busying themselves canvassing the opinions of whoever they can get hold of on the appointment. Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, reckons Ivan Gazidis et al have landed themselves a good on in the 46-year-old Basque. "[Emery is a] top manager. His career speaks for itself," Guardiola said a short while ago. Unai Emery (left) replaces Arsene Wenger as top boy at the Emirates Stadium Credit: GETTY IMAGES "He did it perfectly in Spain with many teams – Valencia, Sevilla – and he did really well in France. So, welcome to England. Another good manager is coming here." 10:03AM How did Emery land the big Arsenal job? Unai Emery, according to our own Matt Law, was not on Arsenal's original shortlist of potential new managers or head coaches: Emery did not feature on Arsenal’s original shortlist of potential successors to Arsene Wenger before eventually landing the job ahead of Mikel Arteta. But Telegraph Sport understands first contact between the two parties was only made 10 days ago – after most of the interviews had already taken place. The likes of Arteta, Patrick Vieira and Max Allegri were all first sounded out over the Arsenal post over a fortnight ago after Arsenal had drawn up their original shortlist. Emery was only put on to the club’s radar by an agent once a number of candidates were waiting to hear back about their own interviews or had pulled out of the race themselves. Read the full story here ... 9:56AM Emery to be unveiled as new head coach later today Unai Emery, the new Arsenal head coach, will be unveiled unveiled at a press conference at the Emirates Stadium later this afternoon. Unai Emery 'accidentally' broke the news on his website on Tuesday night Emery's arrival in north London follows the appointments of Raul Sanllehi as head of football relations and Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment over the past year. Interestingly, Emery's job title of head coach would suggest the club are keen to move away from the model formed under Arsene Wenger, with the Spaniard expected to work closely with Sanllehi and Mislintat as the Basque plots to bring the good times back to the club. 9:43AM The Arsenal statement in full ... Unai Emery is to become our new head coach. He joins the club after completing a two-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain, where he recently landed the treble of Ligue 1, Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue. Unai, 46, previously spent three seasons with Sevilla, leading them to an unprecedented three consecutive Europa League titles, establishing the club as a major force in the Spanish league. Announcing the appointment, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly. His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward. “We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted. All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.” What can Arsenal expect from new manager Unai Emery? Majority owner Stan Kroenke said: “We’re delighted to welcome Unai to Arsenal. He’s a proven winner. We’re confident that he is the right person for the job and that he will work to deliver the triumphs our fans, staff and everyone who cares about Arsenal want. “Several things stood out during his interview and the entire process; his football knowledge, energy, determination and love of the game. His familiarity with our club and our players, the Premier League and the game in Europe were all very impressive. He shares our vision to move forward, to build on the platform created by Arsène Wenger and help this club enjoy greater success.” Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? Unai said: “I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run. I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history. I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.” Unai started his coaching career at Lorca Deportiva in 2005 after playing mostly in the Spanish second division. He went on to coach Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow before joining Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain. The appointment is subject to the completion of regulatory processes. 9:41AM Emery appointed as successor to Wenger Arsenal have confirmed that Unai Emery will become the club's new head coach, subject to the completion of regulatory processes. Emery, 46, left Paris St-Germain at the end of the season having won three trophies and will replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium. The Spaniard emerged as a surprise favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job. Instead the role has gone to Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016. Wenger departed at the end of the season following a 22-year reign, with the club finishing sixth in the Premier League.
How Unai Emery broke the news story on his own website Sam Wallace: Past success suggests this job could suit him What style can Arsenal expect from their new head coach? Jason Burt: Unai Emery is meticulous, intense and demanding Emery to be presented as head coach in 2pm press conference ... ... Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to join Emery at Emirates Unai Emery paid tribute to the legacy left by Arsene Wenger as he set out his vision for the &quot;big challenge&quot; after taking over as head coach at Arsenal. Emery, 46, left Paris St Germain at the end of the season having won the domestic treble and will replace Wenger at the Emirates Stadium following the end of the Frenchman&#39;s 22-year reign. Spaniard Emery - who emerged as the shock favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job - is set to fit into a new structure behind the scenes. &quot;We will create a new present and a new future for Arsenal. I want to say thank you Arsene Wenger for your legacy. For all the coaches in the world, he is a reference. We learned, I learned from him all the things in football,&quot; Emery said at a press conference, choosing to speak in English rather than via a translator. &quot;It&#39;s a big challenge for me, but I have worked also in other projects, big projects. For me, I am proud to be here and to work after Arsene Wenger.&quot; Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016, maintained he had his own plans about how to take Arsenal forward, the club having finished sixth in the Premier League last season. Why Emery got the Arsenal job &quot;Our objective is to be among the best teams in Europe, to win titles and to be in the elite of European teams. I also want the team to make the fans proud. I know they are already and I want them to be even more so,&quot; he said. On the future of midfielder Jack Wilshere, whose current contract is set to run out, Emery added: &quot;I want today to speak about the team globally, not individually about the players today. &quot;This team is a big team, great players, we think we need to change little things.&quot; Chief executive Ivan Gazidis explained Emery was the stand-out candidate on an eight-man shortlist for the Arsenal job. &quot;We had some clear criteria we were looking for,&quot; said Gazidis. &quot;We wanted progressive, entertaining football, personality to fit Arsenal values and a reputation for developing players and also, through cultural demands, demanding more from them. &quot;His teams improve over time. We also felt for some time that he is a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. He came in extraordinarily well-prepared with a detailed knowledge of Arsenal Football Club. Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? &quot;He had an analysis to share with us, not just his ways of working, his ways of coaching, the team of people that he works with, but he had an analysis of all of our individual players - their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively - and also an in-depth analysis of our off-the-field team and how they can contribute. &quot;The thing that distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us. He has an energy, a competitive energy, and will to win that made us think this was a perfect fit for Arsenal.&quot; The club are yet to confirm if Emery will bring in any of his own backroom staff, although Juan Carlos Carcedo, Pablo Villanueva, Julen Masach and Victor Manas have all reportedly been lined up for roles. When asked how big a rebuilding job it is for Emery, chief executive Gazidis said: &quot;I think all of our players will respond to the new energy that Unai brings. I think they will have somebody under whom they can improve their individual game and our collective game. &quot;I don&#39;t think anybody believes that sixth place is a place that a club of the stature of Arsenal should be. We need to look to improve that.&quot; 2:49PM How does he rate Mesut Ozil? “He’s one of the biggest talents at Arsenal and I want talented players here I want to spend time with him, and all the players. I want to speak with them about how inspired and excited I am to be here and I want the players to feel that as well. This is a wonderful project and we all need to give 100%.” 2:47PM Taking on Guardiola and Mourinho... “In terms of my past experience, it makes me feel stronger and also allows me to have a guide to my future trajectory. I&#39;m very excited to be here, against top coaches and top teams, and have to say the Premier League now it right at the top. “I speak with a lot of coaches, those are private conversations, but now that I’m here all information is welcome.” 2:43PM Can Arsenal win the Champions League? “All titles are important for us. We can, and want to be, candidates for them. I don’t promise today we will win, but I can promise you we will work hard, will work together, will work with emotion, demanding to find all the objectives.” 2:40PM Why Arsenal? “I had three fantastic meetings in terms of who was at those meetings. First I met with Ivan, Raul and Sven, they analysed me as a person and a coach, and thought I could be an option for this team. I have to say after a three-hour meeting there was fantastic chemistry between us. That came simply from the fact it was Arsenal, a wonderful history, and I hoped there could be a new future for the club. The second meeting was with the owners, the heart of the club, they transmitted what the fans wanted and I felt a positive energy. My third meeting was in Atlanta and again I had a fantastic feeling. Everything has been very positive in terms of the challenge, which makes me very proud and is a great opportunity to grow. “Success would be developing, and that’s about battling for every title. It’s in Arsenal’s history and it’s in my history as well. We want to be among the best teams in Europe. I want the team to make the fans proud of the side. I know they are already but I want to make them even more so.” 2:37PM What is his style of management? “In my career I am very demanding for all, demanding of the players also. My idea is to be a protagonist for all of the match. We play against teams with this personality, and I think the history here shows they love playing with possession of the ball. I like this, and when you don’t have possession of the ball I want a squad very, very intense in pressing. It’s two things that are very important for me. Being a protagonist, possession of the ball, and pressing.” 2:36PM The interview process... “In all the meetings with the people – Ivan, Raul, Sven – the connection was very important. We spoke about all they want and I want to work together, on this club, this responsibility. To know my ambition, my passion. It is a big responsibility but I think this feeling is very important and my experiences with big clubs are important. All the conversations are very good.” 2:34PM Does he have any transfer targets? “I believe in the players we have here. We can grow with these players and the objective is to work hard with these talented players, to work to be a candidate for all the titles in the future. Then it’s very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to work towards this, to arrive and be the best team in the Premier League and also the world.” 2:32PM The future of Jack Wilshere... “I don’t want to speak about any of the players today. We think we need to change little things. Today I want to work, want to speak globally for the squad.” 2:25PM &#39;¿Habla usted inglés?&#39; It appears he does. Despite a number of reports claiming the 46-year-old Basque does not speak English, the new Arsenal head coach has just delivered his first press conference as an employee of the north London club. In English. “Thank you Ivan, Raul and Sven. The first meeting with Arsenal personnel was with people who, after three hours, I had a very good feeling that we will work together and create a new present and future for Arsenal,” he said. “My English is not the very best now and I want to make an effort to speak with you to explain my ambition. I am very excited for this opportunity at a big club, a great city and stadium. “In my career every year I grow up with a new challenge. For me the challenge is a dream come true. “Now? To know you. And all the conversations with Ivan and people who work here, to give me all the information about the club. I know all the players, I think they are very important and I want to speak individually with them face to face.” 2:21PM Ivan Gazidis on Arsenal&#39;s new appointment ... Apologies if you were watching our live video and were, like us, a little flummoxed by the Spanish feed. Here&#39;s what was said by Arsenal chief executive Gazidis: “I’m really delighted and excited to announce the new head coach. I know that came as a bit of a surprise, perhaps there were one or two rewrites necessary. But those who know won’t speak and those who speak won’t know. I’ll give you a little insight into the process. We formed a three-person committee of me, Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi. We had some clear criteria: aggressive, entertaining football; personality that fitted with Arsenal’s values; also a record of developing players through detailed tactical instruction and also cultural demand, pushing players. “We looked through and analysed on the basis that every coach in the world would be interested in this position. We don’t believe any position in world football is more attractive. We created an eight-person longlist. All of them were interested and took part in extensive, in-person interviews. None of them at any stage withdrew their interest. So we were in a fortunate position to make our first choice, and that’s what we did. Our first interviewee was conducted on 25th April, our last was conducted on 15th May and we interviewed Unai on 10th May. We made our unanimous recommendation to the board on 18th may, accompanied by a 100-page dossier. We then met with London members of our board on Monday this week. Unai and Raul and I flew to Atlanta and met Josh and Stan Kroenke and flew back on the red-eye last night. “So why Unai Emery? I’ve followed Unai’s career very closely and he’s always been on my radar screen. He’s got a fantastic record wherever he’s gone and his team’s improve over time. He’s a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. But it’s important to move this beyond the paper exercise and having taken third-person references it was very important to move to personal meetings. Unai was incredibly impressive, he came in extraordinary well prepared, he had an analysis of all of our individual players, their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively, and also detailed analysis of our off-field team. “But this wasn’t a purely technical exercise. What also distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us and feeling for football in the room. His detail, hard work, love for football and will to win made us think this fit was exactly right.” 10:57AM &#39;Past success suggests Arsenal could suit Emery&#39; Sam Wallace, our chief football writer, believes Unai Emery&#39;s entrance into the English game will be unforgettable, one way or another. Read what Sam has to say about Arsenal&#39;s new Basque head coach ... 10:26AM &#39;Emery could have very good success at Arsenal&#39; Claudio Ranieri, the former Leicester City and Chelsea manager, has backed the new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery to succeed once he takes over the reins at the Emirates Stadium. “He’s a good man, a good coach,” Ranieri told Sky Sports this morning. “He managed a lot in Spain and had a very good season with PSG but in Paris you have to win the Champions League – that is the target there. Claudio Ranieri has backed the new Arsenal head coach to succeed Credit: AP “Unai is a very strong man, a good manager and I think he could have very good success there. I think they need three or four years to stay calm then restart. But football is fantastic; you never know what could happen.” 10:15AM Guardiola: Emery is a top manager Following the breaking news that Unai Emery will become the new Arsenal head coach, or friends at Sky Sports News have been busying themselves canvassing the opinions of whoever they can get hold of on the appointment. Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, reckons Ivan Gazidis et al have landed themselves a good on in the 46-year-old Basque. &quot;[Emery is a] top manager. His career speaks for itself,&quot; Guardiola said a short while ago. Unai Emery (left) replaces Arsene Wenger as top boy at the Emirates Stadium Credit: GETTY IMAGES &quot;He did it perfectly in Spain with many teams – Valencia, Sevilla – and he did really well in France. So, welcome to England. Another good manager is coming here.&quot; 10:03AM How did Emery land the big Arsenal job? Unai Emery, according to our own Matt Law, was not on Arsenal&#39;s original shortlist of potential new managers or head coaches: Emery did not feature on Arsenal’s original shortlist of potential successors to Arsene Wenger before eventually landing the job ahead of Mikel Arteta. But Telegraph Sport understands first contact between the two parties was only made 10 days ago – after most of the interviews had already taken place. The likes of Arteta, Patrick Vieira and Max Allegri were all first sounded out over the Arsenal post over a fortnight ago after Arsenal had drawn up their original shortlist. Emery was only put on to the club’s radar by an agent once a number of candidates were waiting to hear back about their own interviews or had pulled out of the race themselves. Read the full story here ... 9:56AM Emery to be unveiled as new head coach later today Unai Emery, the new Arsenal head coach, will be unveiled unveiled at a press conference at the Emirates Stadium later this afternoon. Unai Emery &#39;accidentally&#39; broke the news on his website on Tuesday night Emery&#39;s arrival in north London follows the appointments of Raul Sanllehi as head of football relations and Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment over the past year. Interestingly, Emery&#39;s job title of head coach would suggest the club are keen to move away from the model formed under Arsene Wenger, with the Spaniard expected to work closely with Sanllehi and Mislintat as the Basque plots to bring the good times back to the club. 9:43AM The Arsenal statement in full ... Unai Emery is to become our new head coach. He joins the club after completing a two-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain, where he recently landed the treble of Ligue 1, Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue. Unai, 46, previously spent three seasons with Sevilla, leading them to an unprecedented three consecutive Europa League titles, establishing the club as a major force in the Spanish league. Announcing the appointment, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly. His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward. “We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted. All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.” What can Arsenal expect from new manager Unai Emery? Majority owner Stan Kroenke said: “We’re delighted to welcome Unai to Arsenal. He’s a proven winner. We’re confident that he is the right person for the job and that he will work to deliver the triumphs our fans, staff and everyone who cares about Arsenal want. “Several things stood out during his interview and the entire process; his football knowledge, energy, determination and love of the game. His familiarity with our club and our players, the Premier League and the game in Europe were all very impressive. He shares our vision to move forward, to build on the platform created by Arsène Wenger and help this club enjoy greater success.” Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? Unai said: “I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run. I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history. I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.” Unai started his coaching career at Lorca Deportiva in 2005 after playing mostly in the Spanish second division. He went on to coach Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow before joining Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain. The appointment is subject to the completion of regulatory processes. 9:41AM Emery appointed as successor to Wenger Arsenal have confirmed that Unai Emery will become the club&#39;s new head coach, subject to the completion of regulatory processes. Emery, 46, left Paris St-Germain at the end of the season having won three trophies and will replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium. The Spaniard emerged as a surprise favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job. Instead the role has gone to Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016. Wenger departed at the end of the season following a 22-year reign, with the club finishing sixth in the Premier League.
Unai Emery says 'we will create a new future for Arsenal' as Spaniard unveiled as Arsene Wenger's successor
How Unai Emery broke the news story on his own website Sam Wallace: Past success suggests this job could suit him What style can Arsenal expect from their new head coach? Jason Burt: Unai Emery is meticulous, intense and demanding Emery to be presented as head coach in 2pm press conference ... ... Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to join Emery at Emirates Unai Emery paid tribute to the legacy left by Arsene Wenger as he set out his vision for the "big challenge" after taking over as head coach at Arsenal. Emery, 46, left Paris St Germain at the end of the season having won the domestic treble and will replace Wenger at the Emirates Stadium following the end of the Frenchman's 22-year reign. Spaniard Emery - who emerged as the shock favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job - is set to fit into a new structure behind the scenes. "We will create a new present and a new future for Arsenal. I want to say thank you Arsene Wenger for your legacy. For all the coaches in the world, he is a reference. We learned, I learned from him all the things in football," Emery said at a press conference, choosing to speak in English rather than via a translator. "It's a big challenge for me, but I have worked also in other projects, big projects. For me, I am proud to be here and to work after Arsene Wenger." Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016, maintained he had his own plans about how to take Arsenal forward, the club having finished sixth in the Premier League last season. Why Emery got the Arsenal job "Our objective is to be among the best teams in Europe, to win titles and to be in the elite of European teams. I also want the team to make the fans proud. I know they are already and I want them to be even more so," he said. On the future of midfielder Jack Wilshere, whose current contract is set to run out, Emery added: "I want today to speak about the team globally, not individually about the players today. "This team is a big team, great players, we think we need to change little things." Chief executive Ivan Gazidis explained Emery was the stand-out candidate on an eight-man shortlist for the Arsenal job. "We had some clear criteria we were looking for," said Gazidis. "We wanted progressive, entertaining football, personality to fit Arsenal values and a reputation for developing players and also, through cultural demands, demanding more from them. "His teams improve over time. We also felt for some time that he is a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. He came in extraordinarily well-prepared with a detailed knowledge of Arsenal Football Club. Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? "He had an analysis to share with us, not just his ways of working, his ways of coaching, the team of people that he works with, but he had an analysis of all of our individual players - their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively - and also an in-depth analysis of our off-the-field team and how they can contribute. "The thing that distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us. He has an energy, a competitive energy, and will to win that made us think this was a perfect fit for Arsenal." The club are yet to confirm if Emery will bring in any of his own backroom staff, although Juan Carlos Carcedo, Pablo Villanueva, Julen Masach and Victor Manas have all reportedly been lined up for roles. When asked how big a rebuilding job it is for Emery, chief executive Gazidis said: "I think all of our players will respond to the new energy that Unai brings. I think they will have somebody under whom they can improve their individual game and our collective game. "I don't think anybody believes that sixth place is a place that a club of the stature of Arsenal should be. We need to look to improve that." 2:49PM How does he rate Mesut Ozil? “He’s one of the biggest talents at Arsenal and I want talented players here I want to spend time with him, and all the players. I want to speak with them about how inspired and excited I am to be here and I want the players to feel that as well. This is a wonderful project and we all need to give 100%.” 2:47PM Taking on Guardiola and Mourinho... “In terms of my past experience, it makes me feel stronger and also allows me to have a guide to my future trajectory. I'm very excited to be here, against top coaches and top teams, and have to say the Premier League now it right at the top. “I speak with a lot of coaches, those are private conversations, but now that I’m here all information is welcome.” 2:43PM Can Arsenal win the Champions League? “All titles are important for us. We can, and want to be, candidates for them. I don’t promise today we will win, but I can promise you we will work hard, will work together, will work with emotion, demanding to find all the objectives.” 2:40PM Why Arsenal? “I had three fantastic meetings in terms of who was at those meetings. First I met with Ivan, Raul and Sven, they analysed me as a person and a coach, and thought I could be an option for this team. I have to say after a three-hour meeting there was fantastic chemistry between us. That came simply from the fact it was Arsenal, a wonderful history, and I hoped there could be a new future for the club. The second meeting was with the owners, the heart of the club, they transmitted what the fans wanted and I felt a positive energy. My third meeting was in Atlanta and again I had a fantastic feeling. Everything has been very positive in terms of the challenge, which makes me very proud and is a great opportunity to grow. “Success would be developing, and that’s about battling for every title. It’s in Arsenal’s history and it’s in my history as well. We want to be among the best teams in Europe. I want the team to make the fans proud of the side. I know they are already but I want to make them even more so.” 2:37PM What is his style of management? “In my career I am very demanding for all, demanding of the players also. My idea is to be a protagonist for all of the match. We play against teams with this personality, and I think the history here shows they love playing with possession of the ball. I like this, and when you don’t have possession of the ball I want a squad very, very intense in pressing. It’s two things that are very important for me. Being a protagonist, possession of the ball, and pressing.” 2:36PM The interview process... “In all the meetings with the people – Ivan, Raul, Sven – the connection was very important. We spoke about all they want and I want to work together, on this club, this responsibility. To know my ambition, my passion. It is a big responsibility but I think this feeling is very important and my experiences with big clubs are important. All the conversations are very good.” 2:34PM Does he have any transfer targets? “I believe in the players we have here. We can grow with these players and the objective is to work hard with these talented players, to work to be a candidate for all the titles in the future. Then it’s very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to work towards this, to arrive and be the best team in the Premier League and also the world.” 2:32PM The future of Jack Wilshere... “I don’t want to speak about any of the players today. We think we need to change little things. Today I want to work, want to speak globally for the squad.” 2:25PM '¿Habla usted inglés?' It appears he does. Despite a number of reports claiming the 46-year-old Basque does not speak English, the new Arsenal head coach has just delivered his first press conference as an employee of the north London club. In English. “Thank you Ivan, Raul and Sven. The first meeting with Arsenal personnel was with people who, after three hours, I had a very good feeling that we will work together and create a new present and future for Arsenal,” he said. “My English is not the very best now and I want to make an effort to speak with you to explain my ambition. I am very excited for this opportunity at a big club, a great city and stadium. “In my career every year I grow up with a new challenge. For me the challenge is a dream come true. “Now? To know you. And all the conversations with Ivan and people who work here, to give me all the information about the club. I know all the players, I think they are very important and I want to speak individually with them face to face.” 2:21PM Ivan Gazidis on Arsenal's new appointment ... Apologies if you were watching our live video and were, like us, a little flummoxed by the Spanish feed. Here's what was said by Arsenal chief executive Gazidis: “I’m really delighted and excited to announce the new head coach. I know that came as a bit of a surprise, perhaps there were one or two rewrites necessary. But those who know won’t speak and those who speak won’t know. I’ll give you a little insight into the process. We formed a three-person committee of me, Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi. We had some clear criteria: aggressive, entertaining football; personality that fitted with Arsenal’s values; also a record of developing players through detailed tactical instruction and also cultural demand, pushing players. “We looked through and analysed on the basis that every coach in the world would be interested in this position. We don’t believe any position in world football is more attractive. We created an eight-person longlist. All of them were interested and took part in extensive, in-person interviews. None of them at any stage withdrew their interest. So we were in a fortunate position to make our first choice, and that’s what we did. Our first interviewee was conducted on 25th April, our last was conducted on 15th May and we interviewed Unai on 10th May. We made our unanimous recommendation to the board on 18th may, accompanied by a 100-page dossier. We then met with London members of our board on Monday this week. Unai and Raul and I flew to Atlanta and met Josh and Stan Kroenke and flew back on the red-eye last night. “So why Unai Emery? I’ve followed Unai’s career very closely and he’s always been on my radar screen. He’s got a fantastic record wherever he’s gone and his team’s improve over time. He’s a superb fit with the criteria I laid out. But it’s important to move this beyond the paper exercise and having taken third-person references it was very important to move to personal meetings. Unai was incredibly impressive, he came in extraordinary well prepared, he had an analysis of all of our individual players, their qualities and how he believes he can help them develop individually and collectively, and also detailed analysis of our off-field team. “But this wasn’t a purely technical exercise. What also distinguished Unai was the chemistry between us and feeling for football in the room. His detail, hard work, love for football and will to win made us think this fit was exactly right.” 10:57AM 'Past success suggests Arsenal could suit Emery' Sam Wallace, our chief football writer, believes Unai Emery's entrance into the English game will be unforgettable, one way or another. Read what Sam has to say about Arsenal's new Basque head coach ... 10:26AM 'Emery could have very good success at Arsenal' Claudio Ranieri, the former Leicester City and Chelsea manager, has backed the new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery to succeed once he takes over the reins at the Emirates Stadium. “He’s a good man, a good coach,” Ranieri told Sky Sports this morning. “He managed a lot in Spain and had a very good season with PSG but in Paris you have to win the Champions League – that is the target there. Claudio Ranieri has backed the new Arsenal head coach to succeed Credit: AP “Unai is a very strong man, a good manager and I think he could have very good success there. I think they need three or four years to stay calm then restart. But football is fantastic; you never know what could happen.” 10:15AM Guardiola: Emery is a top manager Following the breaking news that Unai Emery will become the new Arsenal head coach, or friends at Sky Sports News have been busying themselves canvassing the opinions of whoever they can get hold of on the appointment. Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, reckons Ivan Gazidis et al have landed themselves a good on in the 46-year-old Basque. "[Emery is a] top manager. His career speaks for itself," Guardiola said a short while ago. Unai Emery (left) replaces Arsene Wenger as top boy at the Emirates Stadium Credit: GETTY IMAGES "He did it perfectly in Spain with many teams – Valencia, Sevilla – and he did really well in France. So, welcome to England. Another good manager is coming here." 10:03AM How did Emery land the big Arsenal job? Unai Emery, according to our own Matt Law, was not on Arsenal's original shortlist of potential new managers or head coaches: Emery did not feature on Arsenal’s original shortlist of potential successors to Arsene Wenger before eventually landing the job ahead of Mikel Arteta. But Telegraph Sport understands first contact between the two parties was only made 10 days ago – after most of the interviews had already taken place. The likes of Arteta, Patrick Vieira and Max Allegri were all first sounded out over the Arsenal post over a fortnight ago after Arsenal had drawn up their original shortlist. Emery was only put on to the club’s radar by an agent once a number of candidates were waiting to hear back about their own interviews or had pulled out of the race themselves. Read the full story here ... 9:56AM Emery to be unveiled as new head coach later today Unai Emery, the new Arsenal head coach, will be unveiled unveiled at a press conference at the Emirates Stadium later this afternoon. Unai Emery 'accidentally' broke the news on his website on Tuesday night Emery's arrival in north London follows the appointments of Raul Sanllehi as head of football relations and Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment over the past year. Interestingly, Emery's job title of head coach would suggest the club are keen to move away from the model formed under Arsene Wenger, with the Spaniard expected to work closely with Sanllehi and Mislintat as the Basque plots to bring the good times back to the club. 9:43AM The Arsenal statement in full ... Unai Emery is to become our new head coach. He joins the club after completing a two-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain, where he recently landed the treble of Ligue 1, Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue. Unai, 46, previously spent three seasons with Sevilla, leading them to an unprecedented three consecutive Europa League titles, establishing the club as a major force in the Spanish league. Announcing the appointment, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly. His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward. “We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted. All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.” What can Arsenal expect from new manager Unai Emery? Majority owner Stan Kroenke said: “We’re delighted to welcome Unai to Arsenal. He’s a proven winner. We’re confident that he is the right person for the job and that he will work to deliver the triumphs our fans, staff and everyone who cares about Arsenal want. “Several things stood out during his interview and the entire process; his football knowledge, energy, determination and love of the game. His familiarity with our club and our players, the Premier League and the game in Europe were all very impressive. He shares our vision to move forward, to build on the platform created by Arsène Wenger and help this club enjoy greater success.” Unai Emery: what style can Arsenal expect from their new manager? Unai said: “I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run. I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history. I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.” Unai started his coaching career at Lorca Deportiva in 2005 after playing mostly in the Spanish second division. He went on to coach Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow before joining Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain. The appointment is subject to the completion of regulatory processes. 9:41AM Emery appointed as successor to Wenger Arsenal have confirmed that Unai Emery will become the club's new head coach, subject to the completion of regulatory processes. Emery, 46, left Paris St-Germain at the end of the season having won three trophies and will replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium. The Spaniard emerged as a surprise favourite earlier this week after it had seemed former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job. Instead the role has gone to Emery, who won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016. Wenger departed at the end of the season following a 22-year reign, with the club finishing sixth in the Premier League.
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Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino could be set to leave St. James&#39; Park this summer and return to La Liga despite only moving to the ​Premier League last summer, according to reports in Spain. The 21-year-old completed a season-long loan move from German side Borussia Dortmund just 12 months ago, and Merino&#39;s temporary spell in the northeast has already been made permanent - costing Newcastle a total of £9m. But Spanish outlet AS claim that Merino could be vying for an exit already. The...
Report Claims Newcastle Could Sell Promising Midfielder for Cut Price Amid La Liga Interest
Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino could be set to leave St. James' Park this summer and return to La Liga despite only moving to the ​Premier League last summer, according to reports in Spain. The 21-year-old completed a season-long loan move from German side Borussia Dortmund just 12 months ago, and Merino's temporary spell in the northeast has already been made permanent - costing Newcastle a total of £9m. But Spanish outlet AS claim that Merino could be vying for an exit already. The...
Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino could be set to leave St. James&#39; Park this summer and return to La Liga despite only moving to the ​Premier League last summer, according to reports in Spain. The 21-year-old completed a season-long loan move from German side Borussia Dortmund just 12 months ago, and Merino&#39;s temporary spell in the northeast has already been made permanent - costing Newcastle a total of £9m. But Spanish outlet AS claim that Merino could be vying for an exit already. The...
Report Claims Newcastle Could Sell Promising Midfielder for Cut Price Amid La Liga Interest
Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino could be set to leave St. James' Park this summer and return to La Liga despite only moving to the ​Premier League last summer, according to reports in Spain. The 21-year-old completed a season-long loan move from German side Borussia Dortmund just 12 months ago, and Merino's temporary spell in the northeast has already been made permanent - costing Newcastle a total of £9m. But Spanish outlet AS claim that Merino could be vying for an exit already. The...
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - West Ham United vs Watford - London Stadium, London, Britain - February 10, 2018 West Ham United&#39;s Javier Hernandez in action REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Premier League - West Ham United vs Watford
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - West Ham United vs Watford - London Stadium, London, Britain - February 10, 2018 West Ham United's Javier Hernandez in action REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah won the Premier League golden boot award for the 2017/18 season (AFP Photo/Paul ELLIS)
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah won the Premier League golden boot award for the 2017/18 season
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah won the Premier League golden boot award for the 2017/18 season (AFP Photo/Paul ELLIS)
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah won the Premier League golden boot award for the 2017/18 season
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah won the Premier League golden boot award for the 2017/18 season
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah won the Premier League golden boot award for the 2017/18 season
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah won the Premier League golden boot award for the 2017/18 season
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah won the Premier League golden boot award for the 2017/18 season
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah won the Premier League golden boot award for the 2017/18 season
British Premier League team Manchester United has retained its title of Europe&#39;s most valuable football club. According to the business services group KPMG, the red devils are worth an estimated 3.25 billion euros, ahead of Spanish top clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, and well in front of regional rival Man City, who come in at 2.16bn euros. German club Bayern Munich are worth an estimated 2.55bn euros, putting them fourth in the table. The evaluations are based on the seasons 2015-16 and 2016-17 and take into account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value. Champions League finalists Liverpool, also in the north west of England, came in at eighth place in out of the 32 clubs analysed. Premier League clubs took six of the top 10 places. KPMG said the overall value of the football industry has grown over the past year.
Manchester United remain Europe's most valuable football club
British Premier League team Manchester United has retained its title of Europe's most valuable football club. According to the business services group KPMG, the red devils are worth an estimated 3.25 billion euros, ahead of Spanish top clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, and well in front of regional rival Man City, who come in at 2.16bn euros. German club Bayern Munich are worth an estimated 2.55bn euros, putting them fourth in the table. The evaluations are based on the seasons 2015-16 and 2016-17 and take into account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value. Champions League finalists Liverpool, also in the north west of England, came in at eighth place in out of the 32 clubs analysed. Premier League clubs took six of the top 10 places. KPMG said the overall value of the football industry has grown over the past year.
British Premier League team Manchester United has retained its title of Europe&#39;s most valuable football club. According to the business services group KPMG, the red devils are worth an estimated 3.25 billion euros, ahead of Spanish top clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, and well in front of regional rival Man City, who come in at 2.16bn euros. German club Bayern Munich are worth an estimated 2.55bn euros, putting them fourth in the table. The evaluations are based on the seasons 2015-16 and 2016-17 and take into account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value. Champions League finalists Liverpool, also in the north west of England, came in at eighth place in out of the 32 clubs analysed. Premier League clubs took six of the top 10 places. KPMG said the overall value of the football industry has grown over the past year.
Manchester United remain Europe's most valuable football club
British Premier League team Manchester United has retained its title of Europe's most valuable football club. According to the business services group KPMG, the red devils are worth an estimated 3.25 billion euros, ahead of Spanish top clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, and well in front of regional rival Man City, who come in at 2.16bn euros. German club Bayern Munich are worth an estimated 2.55bn euros, putting them fourth in the table. The evaluations are based on the seasons 2015-16 and 2016-17 and take into account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value. Champions League finalists Liverpool, also in the north west of England, came in at eighth place in out of the 32 clubs analysed. Premier League clubs took six of the top 10 places. KPMG said the overall value of the football industry has grown over the past year.
British Premier League team Manchester United has retained its title of Europe&#39;s most valuable football club. According to the business services group KPMG, the red devils are worth an estimated 3.25 billion euros, ahead of Spanish top clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, and well in front of regional rival Man City, who come in at 2.16bn euros. German club Bayern Munich are worth an estimated 2.55bn euros, putting them fourth in the table. The evaluations are based on the seasons 2015-16 and 2016-17 and take into account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value. Champions League finalists Liverpool, also in the north west of England, came in at eighth place in out of the 32 clubs analysed. Premier League clubs took six of the top 10 places. KPMG said the overall value of the football industry has grown over the past year.
Manchester United remain Europe's most valuable football club
British Premier League team Manchester United has retained its title of Europe's most valuable football club. According to the business services group KPMG, the red devils are worth an estimated 3.25 billion euros, ahead of Spanish top clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, and well in front of regional rival Man City, who come in at 2.16bn euros. German club Bayern Munich are worth an estimated 2.55bn euros, putting them fourth in the table. The evaluations are based on the seasons 2015-16 and 2016-17 and take into account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value. Champions League finalists Liverpool, also in the north west of England, came in at eighth place in out of the 32 clubs analysed. Premier League clubs took six of the top 10 places. KPMG said the overall value of the football industry has grown over the past year.
British Premier League team Manchester United has retained its title of Europe's most valuable football club. According to the business services group KPMG, the red devils are worth an estimated 3.25 billion euros, ahead of Spanish top clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, and well in front of regional rival Man City, who come in at 2.16bn euros. German club Bayern Munich are worth an estimated 2.55bn euros, putting them fourth in the table. The evaluations are based on the seasons 2015-16 and 2016-17 and take into account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value. Champions League finalists Liverpool, also in the north west of England, came in at eighth place in out of the 32 clubs analysed. Premier League clubs took six of the top 10 places. KPMG said the overall value of the football industry has grown over the past year.
Manchester United remain Europe's most valuable football club
British Premier League team Manchester United has retained its title of Europe's most valuable football club. According to the business services group KPMG, the red devils are worth an estimated 3.25 billion euros, ahead of Spanish top clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, and well in front of regional rival Man City, who come in at 2.16bn euros. German club Bayern Munich are worth an estimated 2.55bn euros, putting them fourth in the table. The evaluations are based on the seasons 2015-16 and 2016-17 and take into account profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value. Champions League finalists Liverpool, also in the north west of England, came in at eighth place in out of the 32 clubs analysed. Premier League clubs took six of the top 10 places. KPMG said the overall value of the football industry has grown over the past year.

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