UNAI EMERY - EL MAESTRO

Unai Emery is widely considered as one of the best football coaches in the world.  A former European Coach of the Year he led Paris Saint-Germain to a treble-winning season in 2017/18 and was considered a natural choice to succeed Arsene Wenger as manager of Arsenal FC.  But, what is Emery really like? What is his background? How does he prepare for each game? What are the secrets of his remarkable success? All this and more is revealed in El Maestro, the authorised biography.

Written by Spanish journalist, Romain Molina, who has known Unai Emery since his days managing Seville, El Maestro, relates Emery's journey from his Spanish homeland to North London and becoming Arsenal manager. The book includes an exclusive interview with the man himself as he takes on the challenge of following in Wenger’s footsteps. Emery speaks about his new surroundings, his style of play and the hurdles he has overcome, and successes he's enjoyed, to get to the Emirates Stadium.

Given unprecedented access to friends and family including Unai Emery’s brother and manager, Igor, Molina tells the life story through those who know him best, from childhood friends in his Basque home town of Hondarribia, to teammates who played alongside the midfielder in Spain’s Segunda Division.   The author talked to the players and colleagues Emery has worked with, and coached, as manager - at Valencia, Moscow, Seville and PSG - including David Villa, Edinson Cavani, Alvaro Negredo and Juan Mata. His innate ability to bring out the best in some of the games’ brightest stars including the most expensive, in Brazilian Neymar, and Kylian MBappe, the young star in France's World Cup 2018 winning team, is also discussed.

With three consecutive UEFA Europa League titles with Seville between 2014 and 2016, plus the treble in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain in 2017/18, and winning the European Coach of the Year award, Emery’s track record speaks for itself. Whether an  Arsenal fan wanting to know more about their club's first new manager for 22 years, or the informed football enthusiast intrigued by the latest European to hit our shores, El Maestro provides a fascinating insight into the man and the coach.  

About the Author
Romain Molina is an English speaking, Spanish-based journalist who has featured on TV,  Radio and online platforms in the UK as an expert on Unai Emery since his appointment at Arsenal FC.  

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