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(La Liga) Ernesto Valverde Replaces Luis Enrique At Barcelona, Signing Two Year Deal

(La Liga) Ernesto Valverde Replaces Luis Enrique At Barcelona, Signing Two Year Deal

Former Athletic Bilbao boss Valverde replaces Luis Enrique At Nou Camp with a two year deal and an additional year option added to the deal which was confirmed by the Club ( Barcelona)  on Monday.

Luis Enrique crowned his time at the club with a Copa del Rey trophy defeating Alaves 3-1 in his last game in charge on Saturday and leaving also with him include majority of his staff leaving for Celta Vigo.

"Valverde has the knowledge and experience we were looking for and he loves youth football. He has a special style and a philosophy which is similar to Barca's. He's a very hard worker, he coaches the way we like to coach. ... There are many reasons why we chose him.

"He will be presented on Thursday. [Sporting director] Robert Fernandez has been working hard over the last few months, it's demanding work [finding a new coach] and any questions you can ask him on Thursday at the presentation."

Jon Aspiazu, who has worked with Valverde for 15 years, arrives as his assistant coach.

Ernesto Valverde is the new @FCBarcelona coach.

Welcome, Ernesto! #HolaValverde

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May 29, 2017

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