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Bartomeu has no doubts Ernesto Valverde will manage Barcelona next season

The president expects the coach to stay

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Josep Maria Bartomeu has said Barcelona have no doubts that Ernesto Valverde will manage the club next season.

The Barca boss has been pretty tight-lipped over his future and said at the turn of the year he didn’t know if he will be in charge next season.

Valverde signed a two-year deal with an option for a third when he joined in 2017, and Bartomeu is fully expecting him to continue.

“We don’t have any doubts here that Valverde will be the Barcelona coach next season. We will speak with him, of course, in time.

“That’s what we agreed. He’s a coach we have a lot of confidence in. He’s doing a great job. He’s an intelligent person, he knows Barcelona’s system of play and he manages the games in a way which we like.”

Source | Sport

Bartomeu seems pretty confident Valverde is going to stay for at least another year. We may get a response from the Barca boss later today, as he’ll speak to the press ahead of tomorrow’s Copa del Rey second leg against Levante,

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