French champion PSG names Unai Emery as its new coach

Unai Emery has signed a two-year contract to manage PSG.

PARIS —

Unai Emery, who guided Spanish club Sevilla to its third straight Europa League title last month, has been named as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain.

The French champion said in a statement Tuesday that Emery has signed a two-year deal, with the option for an extra year.

The 44-year-old Spaniard replaces Laurent Blanc at PSG.

Blanc was fired on Monday, only months after he signed a new two-year contract.

Despite leading PSG to back-to-back domestic trebles – an unprecedented level of success in the French league – Blanc fell short in Europe, failing to get beyond the quarterfinals of the Champions League during his three seasons in charge.