Ruling Spanish heroes Barcelona have sacked supervisor Ernesto Valverde in spite of fixing the La Liga standings this season after 19 games with 40 focuses.
In every one of his two seasons as Barcelona gaffer, Ernesto Valverde won the Spanish La Liga title, yet that didn’t keep him from getting the hatchet as the club made up their arrangement on Sunday, January 12.
Barcelona boss were said to have been searching for another director since their annihilation against Atletico Madrid in the Super Cup elimination round where Diego Simeone’s men fought against eminent loss to win.
In two and a half years as Barcelona coach, Valverde won two LaLiga Santander titles, one Supecopa de Espana and one Copa del Rey.
Catalan giants have however replaced him with former Real Betis handler Quique Setien who will be at the Nou Camp until the summer of 2022.
“FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde have reached an agreement to terminate the contract that united both parties,” the club announced in a statement.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona were dealt with a big blow following the knee surgery of striker Luis Suarez who will now be out of action for the next four months.
The former Liverpool star has been impressive this season for Barcelona scoring 14 goals in 23 games for the Catalan giants.