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Emery Extends Contract With Sevilla


Sevilla-Europa-LeagueSevilla coach Unai Emery has extended his contract by a year, keeping him at the club until 2017, the Europa League winners announced on Friday.

Former Valencia coach Emery arrived at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in January 2013 and led them to Europa League glory last season before they retained the trophy last month by beating Dnipro of Ukraine 3-2 in the final in Warsaw.

That ensured that Sevilla, who finished fifth in Spain’s La Liga, would appear in next season’s UEFA Champions League and the Andalusian club were eager to secure the future of the coach, whose existing deal was due to expire at the end of next season.

“Happy to continue with Sevilla and to be able to enjoy something that we have fought for together, the Champions League,”

Emery tweeted. He had been linked with a move to Italian Serie A side Napoli, who are looking for a new coach after Rafael Benitez’s departure to Real Madrid.