IT’S OFFICIAL! Barcelona Sacks Ernesto Valverde, Names Quique Setien As New Coach


FC Barcelona has parted ways with manager, Ernesto Valverde after both parties reached an agreement to terminate the contract that united both parties.

This was disclosed few minutes ago in an official statement released on the club’s website.

“The club publicly expresses its gratitude to Ernesto Valverde for his professionalism, his commitment, his dedication and his always positive treatment towards all that make up the Barca family. We wish him luck and success in the future.”

Ernesto Valverde was coach of the FC Barcelona first team for 163 official games, winning 108 (66.25%), 35 draws (21.47%) and 20 defeats (12.26%). During that time he has claimed four trophies as coach: two La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey and a Spanish Super Cup.

His spell as coach began in the summer of 2017 when took over at the club following four seasons with Athletic Club de Bilbao.

After losing out to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup in his debut as manager, he ended the season claiming a league and cup double, beating Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final in the Wanda Metropolitano whilst in the Champions League they lost out to Roma in the quarter finals.

Meanwhile, Barcelona has reached an agreement with Quique Setién to become first team coach until 30 June 2022.

The 61 year old Setién comes to Barça after having had spells at Racing Santander, Poli Ejido, Logroñés, Lugo, Las Palmas and Betis, his previous club in the 2018/19 season.

Throughout his career he has been a proponent of possession based, attacking football that has been attractive to the fans.

He is expected to be presented at Cam Nou on Tuesday, 14th of January, 2020.

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