Unai Emery's record against top Premier League managers
The Spaniard is familiar with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho as well as Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino from his time in his homeland managing Valencia.
With Guardiola and Mourinho managing Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively in that time, it is no surprise Emery’s charges failed to muster a win against either.
He did enjoy four wins, one draw and a loss in six league meetings with Pochettino, raising hopes he can wrest the initiative back in the north London rivalry, though Spurs provide tougher opposition than Pochettino’s former club Espanyol.
Emery’s only meeting with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was a memorable one, as his Sevilla side defeated the Reds in the 2016 Europa League final. He has never gone up against Antonio Conte, whose future as Chelsea manager remains the subject of speculation.
Unai Emery v Pep Guardiola
Unai Emery, nuestro entrenador, en el Camp Nou. ¡A por la victoria equipo! Amunt #VCF! pic.twitter.com/ARqstRci
— Valencia CF (@valenciacf) February 19, 2012
2008-09: Barcelona 4 Valencia 0, Valencia 2 Barcelona 2
2009-10: Valencia 0 Barcelona 0, Barcelona 3 Valencia 0
2010-11: Barcelona 2 Valencia 1, Valencia 0 Barcelona 1
2011-12: LaLiga: Valencia 2 Barcelona 2, Barcelona 5 Valencia 1. Copa del Rey: Valencia 1 Barcelona 1, Barcelona 2 Valencia 0.
Overall record: Played 10, Won 0, Drawn 4, Lost 6, Goals For 7, Goals Against 22, Goal Difference -15
2010-11: Real Madrid 2 Valencia 0, Valencia 3 Real Madrid 6
2011-12: Valencia 2 Real Madrid 3, Real Madrid 0 Valencia 0
Overall: P4 W0 D1 L3 F5 A11, GD-6
Unai Emery v Mauricio Pochettino
Our new head coach. Together, let’s make this era a special one #WelcomeUnai pic.twitter.com/6eiE6qwYkI
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 23, 2018
2009-10: Valencia 1 Espanyol 0, Espanyol 0 Valencia 2
2010-11: Valencia 2 Espanyol 1, Espanyol 2 Valencia 2
2011-12: Valencia 2 Espanyol 1, Espanyol 4 Valencia 0
Overall: P6 W4 D1 L1 F9 A8, GD+1
Unai Emery v Jurgen Klopp
2015-16: Europa League final: Liverpool 1 Sevilla 3
Overall: P1 W1 D0 L0 F3 A1, GD+2