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Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez lead Barcelona goodbyes to Ernesto Valverde

The players have sent messages to their former boss

FC Barcelona v Celta de Vigo - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and a host of Barcelona players took to social media on Tuesday to bid farewell to Ernesto Valverde.

The Barcelona boss was sacked as manager at the start of the week and replaced by Quique Setien, but the squad have been keen to send their best wishes to the outgoing manager.

Gracias por todo, míster. Seguro que te irá genial allá donde vayas porque, además de ser un gran profesional, sos una...

Posted by Leo Messi on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Messi: Thanks for everything, míster. I’m sure you’ll do really well wherever you go because, as well as being an excellent professional, you’re a great person. Good luck and a big hug.

Luis Suarez: Thank you very much mister for all the moments we lived as professionals. I stay with how positive you taught me and with the great human being you are. Thanks to you and all your staff for the professionalism. I wish you good luck in everything that comes in the future.

Ansu Fati: Mister, first of all thank you for everything you did for me, you gave me the opportunity to fulfill one of my dreams, you made me feel always as one more, thank all your staff for everything I learned working with you, I wish you all the best and many successes. I will be eternally grateful. Thank you!

Riqui Puig: With you I debuted, grew and learned in the first team. Thank you very much and good luck, Ernesto.

Carles Perez: Thank you mister for trusting me and giving me the opportunity to fulfill my dream. I wish you the best in the future to you and your group.

Gerard Pique: You’re leaving the leading team and won 2 leagues in 2 years. It was an honor to work at your orders and I hope you go all great. It’s always a pleasure to cross in life people like you. A big hug mister.

Jordi Alba: Thank you mister for the work you have done and for the great person you are. My best wishes for you and your staff. Good Luck.

Arthur: Today ends a cycle of a very important person since my arrival at FC Barcelona. I am here to thank Coach Ernesto Valverde for welcoming me so well at the club. It was fundamental in my adaptation in Spain. Thanks for all the conversations that have made me evolve both on and off the pitch. I can only wish good things and success in the next chapters of your career.

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