Ernesto Valverde

Conservative Valverde blasted after Champions League exit

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde's conservatism is cited by the Spanish media as the main reason for their 3-0 defeat at AS Roma that led to a shock Champions League quarter-final elimination being regarded as "a historic debacle".

July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018

Malcolm must play his way onto team, says Valverde

Barcelona will face Tottenham Hotspur in the International Champions Cup on Saturday without many of their key players and while the stage is set for their new signing Malcolm to make his mark manager Ernesto Valverde is keen to downplay expectations.

April 11, 2018
April 11, 2018

Conservative Valverde blasted after Champions League exit

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde's conservatism is cited by the Spanish media as the main reason for their 3-0 defeat at AS Roma that led to a shock Champions League quarter-final elimination being regarded as "a historic debacle".

December 5, 2017
December 5, 2017

Valverde says Barcelona won't roll over for Sporting

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde warn Sporting Lisbon his team will be playing to win in the Champions League despite having qualified for the last-16, while the Portuguese side are still hoping to progress at the expense of Juventus.

November 29, 2017
November 29, 2017

Dembele unlikely to be fit to face Real Madrid, says Valverde

Barcelona's record signing Ousmane Dembele is unlikely to return from a long injury lay off in time to face champions Real Madrid in the 'Clasico' at the Santiago Bernabeu on Dec. 23, coach Ernesto Valverde says.

November 27, 2017
November 27, 2017

Valverde proud at Barca's response to ghost goal fury

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde praise his side's temperament to bounce back from being denied a clear opening goal scored by Lionel Messi and falling behind to salvage a 1-1 draw at Valencia.

September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017

Messi leaves everybody but Valverde stunned in Eibar rout

Lionel Messi's four-goal masterclass in the 6-1 demolition of Eibar is warmly welcomed by Ernesto Valverde but holds little surprise for the Barcelona coach.

May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017

Barca name Valverde as coach

Barcelona name former Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde as the successor to Luis Enrique and he will take charge of the La Liga runners-up on a two-year contract with the option of a third.

May 24, 2017
May 24, 2017

Valverde quits Atlhetic Bilbao

Ernesto Valverde, who is rumoured to be the prime target for the Barcelona managerial job next season says goodbye to his current club Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017

Valverde to take over Barcelona?

Spanish media outlet El Correo reported on Sunday that Athletic Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde has agreed to succeed Luis Enrique at Barcelona next season.