FC Barcelona: Imminent departure for Valverde
According to the latest informations from the radio Catalan station “RAC1”, Barcelona FC should announce in the coming hours the departure of Ernesto Valverde from the position of coach of the club, after a complicated end of the season.
The Catalan media are certain of this, it is only a matter of hours. After a nightmare at the end of the season and an elimination from the Copa del Rey final this weekend, Valverde seems to have reached a point of no return.
Jordi Basté, director of the “El Mon” a RAC1′ program, confirmed this Tuesday morning that the departure of the Spanish coach should be announced later today.
While the Barça coach’s figures have been excellent since his arrival two years ago, the humiliation in the Champions League for two consecutive years and the elimination in the Copa del Rey were too much.
While the coach’s farewell is still not official at the moment, several names are already being heard in the Spanish press as possible substitutes to lead Barcelona’s bench.
The favourite for the moment seems to be Roberto Martinez, the current Belgian coach, who will first have to leave his position in Belgium before answering a possible call from Josep Maria Bartomeu.