By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Unfortunately for Emery, he was unable to sign off on a winning note as Los Che were beaten 1-0 by Real Sociedad courtesy of Antoine Griezmann's 64th-minute strike.
However, the 41-year-old tactician told Marca it was with "a mixture of satisfaction and gratitude" that he departed from the Mestalla managerial seat after four years at the helm.
"It is never too early or too late but I have decided to go down another path," he added.
Emery will be succeeded by former Valencia defender Mauricio Pellegrini and said he is open to shadowing the Argentinean in some shape or form.
Despite Saturday's loss, Los Che are guaranteed a third-place finish and Champions League football for next season.