Valencia have unveiled former Almeria coach Unai Emery as their new coach, the Copa del Rey winners announced on Thursday.

"Valencia have reached agreement with Unai Emery according to which he will become the new coach of the first team from July 1 for two seasons," the club said.

Spaniard Emery was previously head coach of Almeria, whom he guided to promotion into La Liga in his first season in charge. They finished eighth in Spain's top-flight division this season.

Emery will have as his goal qualification for the UEFA Champions League, which Valencia will miss out on next season after finishing tenth in the league. They will, however, play in UEFA Cup thanks to their Spanish Cup victory.

The Basque becomes Valencia's fifth coach in one year after Quique Sanchez Flores, Oscar Fernandez, Dutchman Ronald Koeman and Salvador Gonzales.