Barcelona confirms: Valverde is fired

Barcelona on Monday evening broken the silence and confirmed that coach Ernesto Valverde has been fired. This has been done with a posting on Twitter: Agree

Barcelona confirms: Valverde is fired

Barcelona on Monday evening broken the silence and confirmed that coach Ernesto Valverde has been fired. This has been done with a posting on Twitter: Agree

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
13 January 2020 Monday 20:00
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Barcelona confirms: Valverde is fired

Barcelona on Monday evening broken the silence and confirmed that coach Ernesto Valverde has been fired. This has been done with a posting on Twitter:

- There is an agreement between FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde about to finish his contract as manager of the first team.

Thanks for all, Ernesto. Good luck in the future, writes the club.

The Spanish team have also already presented the successor.

The 61-year-old Quique Setién, who immediately takes control on a contract that runs until the summer of 2022.

Quique Setién is the new man at the head of FC Barcelona. Photo: Paul White/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

the 61-year-old Setién was already a year ago linked with Barcelona, and has ever since haunted as a possible replacement for Valverde. The sensation was only stronger when he in may left the trænerposten in Real Betis.

the Decision was taken at a board meeting Monday night, where there was connecting to Quique Setién, who with his spillefilosofi may give Barcelona the fans what they sighed for. Although Valverde delivered results - two championships, a pokaltitel and a Super Cup title and 97 wins in 145 matches - so are missing a Champions League title, and the game has not impressed the pampered fans.

They can at least rejoice that Setién can perform at the Nou Camp. In fact, he is still the coach, who most recently defeated Barcelona in the famous home ground as he is in the lead for Betis won 4-3 in november 2018.

Quique Setién, who has previously been in charge of, among other things, Las Palmas, Racing Santander and a single match for Equatorial Guinea, will be officially presented on Tuesday.

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Updated: 13.01.2020 20:00
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