Ernesto Valverde has signed a one-year contract extension with Barcelona, putting an end to reports that he could exit the club in the summer.
This means the manager is set to remain in charge of Barca next season plus an option for him to extend for another year.
His words, “I am really happy,”
“I’m grateful that the club value what I am doing. They offered me the chance to continue and I am delighted to extend my contract.
“The intentions of clubs and coaches when deals are signed are always the best. The ides is to continue with the best intentions, but we know how football is, everything is dictated by results. There’s always an uncertainty and we know how whimsical the game we’re involved in can be.
“I feel really comfortable working here, with the backing of the board. I’m really comfortable with the team, with the players. I know how big the club is and it’s a really exciting challenge to coach here and to work with these players. We have a lot of challenges ahead of us, a lot of games to win and a lot of trophies that we want to get our hands on.”
Barca president, Josep Maria Bartomeu has always talked about how he wishes for Valverde to continue as manager, in January, he said he was “sure” the former Athletic Bilbao manager would extend.