Valencia gives coach Emery 1-year extension

BY foxsports • May 24, 2011

Valencia has signed coach Unai Emery to a contract extension that keeps him tied to the Spanish league club through next season.

The 39-year-old Basque coach will take charge of Valencia for a fourth consecutive season after guiding it to third place behind Spanish champion Barcelona and Real Madrid. Valencia finished 25 points behind Barcelona and 21 back of Madrid.

Valencia has improved its league position each year under Emery, who has returned the club to the Champions League for a second straight season after a two-year absence.

Alfredo Di Stefano was the last coach to lead Valencia for at least four seasons, with the Argentine playing great in charge from 1970-74.

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