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What a job he's done at Villa Park.

The incredible Premier League table since Aston Villa appointed Unai Emery

Only Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have taken more points than Aston Villa since Unai Emery was appointed Steven Gerrard’s successor back in November 2022.

Emery, who left La Liga outfit Villarreal to take the job at Villa Park, has done an exceptional job. The Spanish coach has masterminded 35 wins and just 15 defeats from his 60 Premier League matches in charge of the club.

When Gerrard was sacked in October 2022, Villa were languishing near the relegation zone, having won just two of their opening 11 matches last season.

“It didn’t end well for him at Arsenal but I still don’t think you can poke holes in his pedigree. You’re talking about a guy who’s won the Europa League four times. I think he’s a really, really good coach,” former Villa striker Darren Bent told talkSPORT when asked about the appointment of Emery.

“He had the whole Ozil situation to deal with as well which went against him. I don’t think you win the trophies that he’s won if you’re not a good coach.

“You can say what you want about his time at Arsenal, but it was always going to be hard coming in after Arsene Wenger. I think it’s the right appointment. I’d say I’m excited about it.”

Bent’s optimism has since been vindicated. The club have dramatically shot up the table then, with results under Emery seeing the club comfortably a top-four outfit over the course of his time in charge.

Having done a superb job so far, he’s now put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him at Villa Park until 2027.


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Villa finished last season in seventh position, securing a place in the Europa Conference League and the club’s first continental football since 2010.

They’re now through to the semi-finals of the Conference League and look well set to qualify for Europe’s premier cup competition next season.

To illustrate how good the results have been under Emery, take a look at how the Premier League table has shaped up since he was appointed at the start of November 2022.

Note: all teams have played 60 games unless otherwise specified.

1. Manchester City – 136 points, GD +80 (played 59)
2. Arsenal – 130 points, GD +82
3. Liverpool – 125 points, GD +62
4. Aston Villa – 115 points, GD +31
5. Manchester United – 105 points, GD +14 (played 59)
6. Newcastle United – 100 points, GD +42 (played 58)
7. Tottenham – 97 points, GD +14 (played 58)
8. Brighton – 91 points, GD +20 (played 59)
9. Brentford – 80 points, GD +8
10. West Ham United – 77 points, GD -19 (played 61)
11. Fulham – 76 points, GD -2
12. Wolves – 75 points, GD -21 (played 59)
13. Chelsea – 70 points, GD -5 (played 58)
14. Crystal Palace – 68 points, GD -19
15. Bournemouth – 68 points, GD -33
16. Everton – 61 points, GD -36 (played 59)
17. Nottingham Forest – 54 points, GD -28