Samuel Chukwueze loses coach Unai Emery to Aston Villa after he was appointed as the new manager following the sacking of Steven Gerrard.

The 50-year-old Spaniard who had been in charge of Villarreal will take over at Villa Park on 1 November after 6m euros (£5.2m) buyout fee was paid to the La Liga club.

The Premier League side made the annoucement via the club official website and social media “Aston Villa is delighted to announce the appointment of Unai Emery as the club’s new head coach.

“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.

“He has also enjoyed notable success at Sevilla and at Paris St-Germain. In Seville, he won three successive Europa League titles between 2013 and 2016 before going on to lift a Ligue 1 championship in France as well as two French Cups, two French League Cups and two Trophee des Champions.”

Emery leaves Villarreal after achieving unprecedented success with the Spanish side after he won 2020-21 Europa League by beating Manchester United in the final.

The Yellow Submarine reached the Champions league semi-finals last season where they ultimately lost to Liverpool.

Aston Villa return to winning ways after 4-0 whitewashing Brentford on Sunday under caretaker Danks, just the side’s third win this season in the Premier League.