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No need to compare Setien to Valverde – Busquets

Posted Monday, January 20, 2020 by PA43 hits

Sergio Busquets refused to be drawn on comparisons between former coach Ernesto Valverde and his replacement Quique Setien after Barcelona’s 1-0 victory over Granada. The Spanish Super Cup semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid 10 days ago prompted Barca to sack Valverde and replace him with ex-Real Betis coach Setien.And the 61-year-old kicked off his reign at the Nou Camp with three points...Full Story »

Barcelona appoint Quique Setien after sacking Ernesto Valverde

Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by fourfourtwo.com106 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has been sacked and replaced by Quique Setien despite the club being top of the LaLiga table. Valverde, 55, took training on Monday morning amid intense speculation his time as coach was about to come to an end and his fate was sealed later in the evening. The former Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol manager has guided Barca to LaLiga titles in each of his two full...Full Story »

Barcelona make Mauricio Pochettino No 1 target to replace Ernesto Valverde after Xavi snub

Posted Monday, January 13, 2020 by Express.co.uk97 hits

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu wants Mauricio Pochettino to replace Ernesto Valverde in the Nou Camp hotseat after club legend Xavi turned down the chance to return to his old stomping ground. Pochettino has been out of work since November, when he was sacked by Tottenham and replaced by Jose Mourinho just 12 hours later. Valverde is teetering on the brink at Barcelona and his problem...Full Story »

Man City boss Guardiola tells Barcelona: Valverde doesn't deserve this

Posted Monday, January 13, 2020 by 123 hits

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has offered support to under pressure Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde. Valverde's job at Barca is on the line and Guardiola feels for the former Athletic Club coach. "Barcelona is a special place where winning the league isn't enough," he said after Manchester City's 6-1 win over Aston Villa. "I feel bad for Ernesto Valverde. "He doesn't deserve this. "...Full Story »

Barcelona's talks with Xavi to replace Valverde as coach confirmed by Al-Sadd

Posted Sunday, January 12, 2020 by Goal.com70 hits

Having previously denied that their coach was discussing a sensational return to Catalunya, the Qataris now admit that a move is on the tableAl-Sadd have confirmed that negotiations have begun between Xavi and Barcelona for the former midfielder to return to Camp Nou as coach. Speculation over Ernesto Valverde's future has reached fever pitch since Thursday's Supercopa loss at the hands of A...Full Story »

Barcelona boss Valverde won't be sacked but his days at Camp Nou are numbered

Posted Saturday, January 11, 2020 by Goal.com62 hits

Ernesto Valverde’s time as Barcelona coach is up and everybody knows it. Goal has reported that the 55-year-old will remain in charge until the end of the season, when his contract expires, but the writing is already on the wall. For many, that should have been the case at the end of last season after Barcelona collapsed at Anfield in an historic Champions League debacle. After renewi...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Valverde admits job on line after Atletico Madrid defeat

Posted Friday, January 10, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com92 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde recognises his job is on the line after their Supercopa de Espana defeat to Atletico Madrid. Barca were leading 2-1 on Thursday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, before losing 3-2 thanks to Angel Correa's later winner. Valverde was asked about his position after the game: "Coaches always move with the idea of working. We know what football is like and that there is al...Full Story »

Barcelona boss Valverde says De Jong’s red card ‘did us damage’ in derby draw

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2020 by PA43 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde blamed Frenkie De Jong’s red card fordropping two points in the derby draw with Espanyol.Substitute Wu Lei struck in the 88th minute to earn bottom club Espanyol a dramatic 2-2 draw and leave Barcelona level on points at the top of LaLiga with Real Madrid.Luis Suarez and substitute Arturo Vidal overturned David Lopez’s first-half goal at the start of t...Full Story »

Espanyol vs Barca - Valverde set to give Stegen extended break to recover from tendon problems

Posted Saturday, January 04, 2020 by PA84 hits

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is set to take Marc-Andre Ter Stegen out of the firing line after revealing his goalkeeper has been playing despite a knee injury.Ter Stegen is expected to miss the derby clash at Espanyol on Saturday and next week’s Supercopa de Espana against Atletico Madrid in Saudi Arabia due to a tendon problem.Valverde said at his pre-match press conference on Fr...Full Story »

Valverde hails ‘enormous advantage’ Messi gives Barcelona

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by PA52 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde hailed the influence of Lionel Messi after the Argentinian ensured his side would end the year on a high.Messi struck his 50th goal of 2019 as Barca bounced back from two consecutive draws to ease past Alaves 4-1 and maintain their position at the top of La Liga.Valverde told Spanish media: “It is an enormous advantage we have, when Leo appears and can get ...Full Story »

A big moment for Fede Valverde in his personal life

Posted Saturday, December 21, 2019 by Marca.com78 hits

One of the breakthrough players of the 2019/20 season has been Real Madrid's Fede Valverde, with the Uruguayan midfielder having had a great year on the pitch and in his personal life. There is a saying that one's happiness at work is accompanied by great personal moments and that is the case with Valverde, who is expecting the birth of his first child in February. Having often suffered with...Full Story »

Valverde looks to new year as Barcelona prepare to end 2019 at home to Alaves

Posted Saturday, December 21, 2019 by PA48 hits

Ernesto Valverde has challenged Barcelona to again take their game to another level next year.The Blaugrana will play their final LaLiga match of 2019 at home to Alaves on Saturday, looking to stay ahead of rivals Real Madrid.The much-anticipated El Clasico ended goalless on Wednesday night – a first 0-0 in the fixture since 2002 – as both sides missed the opportunity to pull clear a...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Valverde: No underestimating Napoli

Posted Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com88 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says they'll not be underestimating Napoli. The two teams will meet in the Champions League round of 16. "Napoli are a strong and complicated opponent with a great atmosphere in their stadium. You never know what form the teams will be in," said Valverde. "They have impressive strikers like Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne. They already proved their quality...Full Story »

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona - Valverde knows importance of Sociedad clash

Posted Saturday, December 14, 2019 by PA259 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde maintains winning at in-form Real Sociedad will be just as important as getting the better of Real Madrid in El Clasico.The LaLiga leaders travel to San Sebastian aiming to keep themselves in front of Los Blancos ahead of their showdown at the Nou Camp on December 18.Valverde, though, insists focus must be on first getting the required result at the Reale Arena a...Full Story »

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde targets Champions League glory

Posted Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by PA81 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde targeted Champions League glory after Inter Milan were dispatched 2-1 at the San Siro.Carles Perez scored on his debut in the competition to seize the lead before Romelu Lukaku replied, but 17-year-old Ansu Fati struck the winner in the 87th minute, in the process becoming the tournament’s youngest ever goalscorer.“We feel obliged to win this competiti...Full Story »

Valverde rests Messi for Champions League trip to Inter

Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by Marca.com100 hits

Lionel Messi has been left out of Barcelona's squad for their Champions League meeting with Inter at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Tuesday. The Argentinian will stay in Catalonia, with Sergi Roberto and Gerard Pique also left at home. Ousmane Dembele, Nelson Semedo, Jordi Alba and Arthur Melo are also out of the list with injuries. Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig, Ronald Araujo and Dani Morer will tra...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Mallorca - Barcelona boss Valverde plays down Messi retirement talk

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2019 by PA135 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has dismissed talk of Lionel Messi retiring any time soon.Messi hinted he might be contemplating hanging up his boots in the near future by saying ‘the moment of withdrawal is approaching’ after collecting a sixth Ballon d’Or earlier this week.However, Valverde does not see the record-breaking 32-year-old, who has scored 614 goals in 701 appeara...Full Story »

Valverde talks up the importance of Messi after Barcelona’s victory at Atletico

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by PA52 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde talked up the importance of having Lionel Messi in his side after the forward netted the winner in the 1-0 victory at Atletico Madrid.Barca rode their luck in the first half, seeing the hosts hit the post and bring two fine saves out of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.But they punished Atletico’s failure to take their chances five minutes from time courtesy of Messi, ...Full Story »

Valverde hails incredible Messi after starring role in win over Dortmund

Posted Thursday, November 28, 2019 by PA60 hits

Head coach Ernesto Valverde hailed Lionel Messi as incredible after the Argentinian marked his 700th appearance for Barcelona with his 613th goal for the club.Messi also provided two assists and was booked for diving as Barca beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.England forward Jadon Sancho scored a consolation for the visitors, who remain level on po...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Borussia Dortmund - Valverde calls on Barcea to rise above expectation

Posted Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by PA75 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde wants his side to rise above the constant wave of expectations as they aim to beat Borussia Dortmund and reach the Champions League knockout stages. The Blaugrana needed a second-half fightback to win 2-1 at bottom club Leganes with a late goal from Arturo Vidal to keep themselves top of LaLiga ahead of Real Madrid. Valverde, though, accepts learning to deal ...Full Story »

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