Emery was sacked at the Gunners in November 2019 less than 18 months after being appointed to the club, which he propelled to the final of the competition two years ago.
It was a humiliating 4-1 loss to Chelsea – a moment the boss never quite recovered from in north London, as he was appointed to Villarreal at the start of the campaign.
Wednesday night’s success was Emery’s fourth title in the competition after winning it for three consecutive seasons with Sevilla between 2014 and 2016.
The boss was in a thoughtful mood following the win over Manchester United in this season’s final.
Emery said after the win over United: “I don’t think it’s sporting revenge at all.
“I try to take advantage of every moment, to win and to lose. I try to create new circumstances, so everywhere I’ve been, even in England at Arsenal, I’ve learned a lot, met a lot of people, other cultures and football.
“At the end of this story, there was professional frustration, but other doors opened then.
“Winning today is a satisfaction, but for my club today, like in Sevilla. “
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The manager was then asked if he had any doubts after his experience and his dismissal at Arsenal: “Doubts are something you can go through in your professional career. You may have doubts but then you find answers.
“I doubt the eleven I’m going to put on the field, I doubt the changes I should make during the game, how I’m going to plan a training session. But with this doubt I ask myself questions and then I check the answers.
“I love my career because I love football, I love working in the football world, I love this feeling of being in a club and everywhere I have been I have defended my colors with a lot. pride and respect for everyone.
“My idea is to bring my experiences with me, sometimes I manage to do it, sometimes not, but above all I like my job as a coach, I like being with my team, my staff. I am the one who is visible but there are a lot of people behind me who bring a lot and give a lot. It was the same at Arsenal, Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain, and it’s the same here.
Emery has now won a total of 11 trophies during his managerial career, having also won seven domestic trophies during his tenure with Paris Saint-Germain between 2016 and 2018.
Although missing the Ligue 1 title against top-flight Monaco in their debut season in the French capital, his team regained the crown the following year and also won the Coupe de France, the Coupe de la Ligue and the Trophy. of Champions in successive years.
Villarreal d’Emery will now take part in next season’s Champions League due to this success.