Barcelona confirm Ernesto Valverde as Luis Enrique’s replacement

The 53-year-old has agreed a deal at Camp Nou to take charge for the next two seasons after resigning at Athletic Bilbao last week.

Ernesto Valverde resigned as Athletic Bilbao manager. He is Luis Enrique's replacement at Barcelona. Ronald Zak / AP Photo
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Barcelona have named Ernesto Valverde as their new manager.

Valverde, who stepped down as Athletic Bilbao manager last week, had been widely expected to be Luis Enrique’s successor at the Nou Camp and his appointment was confirmed following a Barca board meeting on Monday afternoon.

The 53-year-old has agreed a deal at Camp Nou to take charge for the next two seasons.

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said: “Valverde has the ability, the judgement, the knowledge and the experience. He promotes the youth players and he has a Barca way.”

* Associated Press

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