Unai Emery has become the new Aston Villa manager, replacing Steven Gerrard, the Premier League club announced, Monday.
Talks between Villa and the former Villarreal manager began on Sunday, as the club shopped for a replacement for Gerrard who got fired after a 3-0 defeat at Fulham last Thursday.
The Former Arsenal boss Emery agreed to their proposal after being open to a Premier League return with his deal up in the summer.
The Villans released a statement on Monday night on their official site.
It read: "Aston Villa is delighted to announce the appointment of Unai Emery as the club’s new Head Coach.
"Unai joins from Villarreal, whom he led to Europa League success by beating Manchester United in the final in 2021 as well as the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.
"A highly experienced top level coach who has managed over 900 games, Unai has also previously managed in the Premier League during a spell with Arsenal, leading the Gunners to a Europa League final.
"Unai will take over from November 1st after his work permit formalities are completed."
The Spaniard will take over from November 1st after his work permit formalities are completed, and his first game in charge will be the clash at home to Manchester United on November 6.