Unai Emery is a Spanish football manager and former player that is the current manager of Arsenal FC. Following his playing career as a midfielder of which he spent most of his career in Spain's Segunda División namely playing for Toledo. Following his retirement, Unai Emery transitioned into coaching in 2004 and he has since gone on to manage the likes of Valencia, Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain in addition to his most recent and current engagement as coach of Arsenal FC.
A charismatic leader and decorated manager, Unai Emery is a proficient football speaker that works across the UK appearing at a number of events and functions specialising in footballing events where he specialises in leadership and management speeches.
Emery began his management career at Lorca Deportiva CF where he instantly flourished achieving promotion into Segunda División in just his first season in charge. Awarded the Miguel Muñoz Trophy, Unai left the club to join irregular La Liga club Almería and his four years at the club were characterised by achieving promotion for the first time in the club's history. A manager that showcased his talents and prowess from the early stages in his career, during his work as a football speaker Emery discusses the key fundamentals that have led to his managerial success as well as sharing entertaining stories from his playing days.
Emery's phenomenal successes did not go unnoticed, a move to Spanish giants Valencia followed and again he flourished. Regularly leading the team to top three finishes in La Liga and challenging the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Emery's performances on the pitch were not enough however as issues off it led to his departure following the emergence of untenable relationships with the club's hierarchy. These experiences allow Emery to discuss the challenges that people face in any business and working environment and allows him to compare fruitful environments during his work as a football speaker.
Going on to manage Spartak Moscow and Sevilla, it was during his stint at the latter that Unai Emery gained numerous plaudits for his style of football and shrewdness in the transfer market. Showcasing his style and panache through the football his team were playing, Emery achieved an unprecedented three consecutive Europa League titles which gained the attention of French club, Paris Saint-Germain in 2016 leading to him becoming manager of the prestigious club. During his work as a football speaker Unai shares the secrets to both his and Sevilla's success in Europe highlighting the essentials to peak performance and maximising success.
Despite achieving limited European success at the Paris club, Unai Emery expertly guided the team to the Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue and Trophée des Champions in just his first year in charge. Winning all four domestic trophies in his second season which included the prestigious Ligue 1, speculation grew as Arsenal FC sought a worthy replacement for their departing legendary manager, Arsene Wenger. Unai Emery discusses how he managed some of football's biggest personalities along with how he dealt with the pressures and expectation that come with leading European giants in an incredibly demanding world.
The current manager of Arsenal FC, Emery takes charge of a team and club that has been under the tutelage of their former French managerial icon. The challenge of the Premier League is an exciting prospect and opportunity for Emery and he shares his passion and excitement at the role during his work as a football speaker.
A charismatic leader that exudes class, Unai Emery is an expert in management and leadership, two areas he discusses in depth along with sharing a host of entertaining and hilarious tales and anecdotes garnered from his employment at Europe's biggest clubs. The spectacular Unai Emery is available to hire as a football speaker for events, dinners and functions across the UK where he is certain to be an incredibly popular and engaging addition to any occasion.