Valverde is the new coach of FC Barcelona

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Ernesto Valverde has, as expected, the new coach of the Spanish football top clubs, FC Barcelona. He is thus the successor of Luis Enrique, the stops in the case of the Catalans at the end of the season at his own request.

Ernesto Valverde is the new coach of the Spanish football Cup winners FC Barcelona. The Catalans announced on Monday afternoon that the 53-Year-old receives a two-year contract. Valverde enters the club of the German national goalkeeper Marc-André ter on the piers and the successor of Luis Enrique.

Valverde was once a professional at FC Barcelona, and had led in the past season, the League rivals Athletic Bilbao on the seventh place of the table. Valverde will be presented on Thursday officially. “He is an excellent coach, he knows the Spanish League,” said President Josep Maria Bartomeu, thanked Luis Enrique for the work done.

tk (sid, dpa)