Barcelona appoint Ernesto Valverde as new manager on two-year contract

This will be Ernesto Valverde’s second spell at Barcelona, his first coming as a player between 1988 and 1990. 

The 53-year-old won the European Cup Winners’ Cup and the Copa del Rey in his two seasons as part of Johan Cruyff’s squad, playing 29 games and scoring 10 goals in official competition.

As a coach Valverde has a wealth of experience in Spain and abroad. He has had two spells as coach at both Athletic Club Bilbao and Greek team Olympiacos as well as having coached at Espanyol, Villarreal and Valencia. 

In his career he has helped his teams to no less than six trophies, five with Olympiacos and one with Athletic Club. 

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