Aston Villa appoints Emery as their new manager following Gerrard’s firing

LONDON: England’s Premier League football club Aston Villa announced the appointment of Unai Emery as their new manager on Monday in replacement for Steven Gerrard, who was fired last week. 50-year-old former Arsenal manager Emery has signed with Villa after leaving his position as manager of Villarreal, the Spanish first division, and will take up his duties from 1 November after completing work permit procedures. . (Reuters)