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‘Mister Europa League’: Unai Emery meets Arsenal on his way to be the most winning coach

In six full seasons, the coach reached four finals, being champion in three and having the elimination in the quarterfinals as his worst performance in his debut with Valencia.

Unai Emery is one of the best coaches in the world when it comes to the Europa League. Three-time champion with Sevilla, the Spanish commander has this season the opportunity to establish himself as the most winning coach in the history of the competition.

This Thursday, Emery will host Arsenal with his Villarreal for the first leg of the semifinals of the European dispute. The Yellow Submarine is the fourth team led by the Spanish in the Europa League. Besides of Sevilla, the 49-year-old Spaniard also led Valencia in this competition and Arsenal, now his rival.

It was with him Valencia who took his first steps in the tournament. He reached the quarterfinals in the 2009/2010 season and qualified for the semifinals in 2012.

With the North London club, Emery he was runner-up in the 2018/2019 campaign and was sacked during the group stage of the 2019/2020 season.

In six full seasons, the coach reached four finals, being champion in three and having the elimination in the quarterfinals as his worst performance in his debut with Valencia.

In the current edition, with the Villarreal, Unai emery has the opportunity to consolidate as “Mister Europa League”. For this he needs to win the contest and, thus, break the ‘dispute’ with Giovanni Trapattoni for the honor of being the winningest coach in the competition.

The legendary Italian commander, now 82, won two titles with Juventus (1977 and 1991) and one with Inter Milan (1993).

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