Official: Ernesto Valverde appointed Barcelona head coach


Barcelona have named Ernesto Valverde as their new head coach.

Valverde, who stepped down as Athletic Club boss 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 the Nou Camp 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.”

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