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Report: Ernesto Valverde on the brink at Barcelona

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There’s speculation the end is nigh for the coach

Barcelona v Valencia - Spanish Copa del Rey Final Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Ernesto Valverde is reportedly on the brink at Barcelona and could be sacked today, according to a report in Spain.

RAC1 reckon it’s all over for the 55-year-old after two years in charge at the Camp Nou, and he will not be in charge of the club next season.

The Catalan radio station say an announcement could be made on Tuesday, but even if it does not come there is no way Valverde will stay.

It’s a different story in Mundo Deportivo, however. They report that Valverde will not be dismissed on Tuesday or Wednesday and have branded the report “fake news.”

Meanwhile, Sport reckon that Valverde has now lost the support of key members of the dressing room following their Copa del Rey defeat to Valencia.

The club’s captains saw him utterly defeated on the way back and doubt he has the energy to lead the team next season.