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.

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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.