Mestre insists Barca haven’t offered Valverde a new contract

Jordi Mestre
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 10: (L-R) FC Barcelona Sport Director Andoni Zubizarreta, Thomas Vermaelen and FC Barcelona Vice-President Jordi Mestre as Thomas Vermaelen is unveiled as a new player for FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium on August 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has been discussing the future of Ernesto Valverde, revealing the club haven’t offered the manager a new contract.

The former Athletico Bilbao manager has admitted recently he’s uncertain over his future at the Camp Nou next season, and Mestre has offered an update on the situation.

“It’s a recurring situation that happens every year. It was the case with Luis Enrique and with Guardiola,” Mestre said, according to AS.

“At this moment Valverde’s renewal in not on the table. Despite the fact that we are very happy with him anything can happen in football.”

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“I believe he has said that he is happy with us, the players are happy with him and personally I am as well.”

“We’re relaxed about the situation but we know that anything can happen and due to the text of the contract it is not something that depends entirely on us or that is entirely in our hands. We are coming to the key period of the season but at the moment we are very calm.”

Barcelona players have been revealing their feelings about Valverde’s future at the club, with Gerard Pique saying he’s been doing a “magnificent” job, while Ivan Rakitic has said the best for the club thing is for Valverde to stay.