Valverde looks trainerschap at FC Barcelona as a ‘privilege’
Ernesto Valverde can not wait to get started as coach of FC Barcelona. The 53-year-old Spaniard was on Monday appointed as the successor of Luis Enrique and turn on Thursday signed a two-year commitment with the Catalan club.
“It is a privilege to come here,” said Valverde on Tuesday during his tour of the Camp Nou for the cameras of Barça TV.
“I feel I’m a lucky guy that the club me and me the job has offered. I am very excited about this new phase in my career. It is a huge challenge. I want Barcelona even bigger than it already is.”
Valverde was in the past four seasons at the helm at Athletic Bilbao, with which he is attacking and attractive football the necessary impression in Spain. He wants FC Barcelona to the same cause.
“I want the fans to a team full of dedication on the field. Hopefully the supporters continue to enjoy, as in recent years. The past couple of seasons, they saw fantastic players and coaches. That I want to keep. I want them even more to enjoy, they should feel proud of the team.”
Valverde is no stranger to Barcelona. He was there from 1988 to 1990, also as a player under contract, “That was a long time ago. Now I’m older and we live in a completely different time. I am now much more aware of what it means to be making this step. When I was very young.”
Valverde should FC Barcelona back to new main prizes lead. The club conquered in the past year alone the national cup. In the competition, was Barça for Real Madrid; and in the Champions League was in the quarter-finals wrong against Juventus.
FC Barcelona sets Valverde as new coach