FC Barcelona sets Valverde as new coach
Ernesto Valverde is the new coach of FC Barcelona. The coach has a contract for two seasons, signed at the Nou Camp.
That made the number two of the last Primera Division Monday announced on the website. The arrival of the coach hung for some time in the air. He is Thursday presented.
“His philosophy fits in Barcelona”, says president Josep Maria Bartomeu. “Valverde has the knowledge, experience and qualities for this function. He has a passion for football and works with the latest technologies. In addition, he has an eye for the youth.”
The 53-year-old Valverde comes over Athletic Bilbao, and is the successor of Luis Enrique. Who departed at the end of the season, the Catalan club.
Valverde was between 1988 and 1990 player of Barcelona when Johan Cruyff there he was. He came to 29 duels and ten goals. Barcelona then won the european Cup winners ‘ cup and the Copa del Rey.
The Spaniard was as a coach rather active for Espanyol, Villarreal, Valencia, and the Greek Olympiakos. With that last team, he won five prizes.
Ernesto Valverde is the new @FCBarcelona coach.
Welcome, Ernesto! #HolaValverde
Time of placing
17:16 – 29 may 2017
Luis Enrique made already on 1 march known after this season to quit as coach of Barcelona. The former international of Spain gave to his peace and quiet. He explained Saturday with the team still batter in the Copa del Rey.
He was there since the season 2014/2015 at the helm at FC Barcelona. The Spaniard conquered in his first year with the Catalans the Champions League, the championship title and the Copa del Rey.
Last season if FC Barcelona are again the best team of Spain. The team won in 2016 in addition to the title and the cup, also the world cup for club teams and the Super Cup. Last season, the results, however, when Luis Enrique decided his expiring contract, not to renew.