Official: Valverde is the new coach of Barcelona

Even­tu­al­ly, Josep Maria Bar­tomeu have announced Ernesto Valverde as Luis Enrique’s suc­ces­sor. The for­mer Ath­let­ic Bil­bao coach is now the new head coach of Barcelona. The new coach endorsed a two year con­tract with the Cata­lan club and an option to extend the deal by one year.

The Barcelona Pres­i­dent  appeared before the press after the board meet­ing say­ing; “I spoke with Valverde and he’s hap­py about his new con­tract with the club. To him, it’s a new chal­lenge and know­ing that he has the skills, expe­ri­ence and know-how. His style of foot­ball is very sim­i­lar to our club.” Bar­tomeu revealed that the pre­sen­ta­tion of the new coach will take place on Thurs­day 1 June.

Before announc­ing the name of the new coach, Josep Bar­tomeu appre­ci­at­ed Luis Enrique for “the suc­cess of the team in the last three sea­sons”. He also added “the coach is leav­ing but the door is always opened for him into the club.”

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