Amidst the rumors of Barcelona’s search for a new manager, Josep Bartomeu spoke publicly, defending Valverde’s position at the club.
There is a rising suspicion that Barca are looking for a new manager. However, all of those speculations were shut down today by Bartomeu.
“We believe that Valverde is the ideal coach to lead this combination of a generation of players of a certain age who have been so successful, with that of promising players,” Bartomeu said, as quoted by Marca.
“It is important to create this link, this union, to form a new team and this new group that will take Barça forward. And Valverde has this ability.”
Valverde is on the receiving end of a lot of critics. Despite Barcelona leading La Liga and their Champions League group, the fans aren’t happy.
However, Ernesto will obviously get a chance to make things right for the Catalans.
Barcelona boss Valverde: “I'm not worried about my future. The other day I had dinner with Bartomeu. I feel supported & respected. Whether you understand the criticism or not, it is how it is. I don't have much to say. If we'd scored against Slavia, everyone would be calm.”
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