El Correo, the Basque newspaper, confirms rumors that Ernesto Valverde will take over Barcelona from the new season. The upcoming appointment of the specialist has been going on for a few weeks now, and now the issue in question also indicates a specific date on which it will be formalized – 29 May. Valverde has long since announced that he has left Athletic Bilbao since the end of the season.
This May 29 is just two days after Luis Enrique’s last match as Catalonian senior coach – the final against Alayes for the Spanish Cup. This is also the first day of the new week and is the perfect time to start a new era.
“If there is no disagreement between the two sides, Valverde will make his dream come true from Barca,” explains El Correo, explaining that he is already commenting on who will join his camp at Camp Nou.
Earlier this week, journalist Olivier Goldstein revealed in his blog about news about Barcelona that the club and Valverde had understood but also signed a treaty that, by the end of the month, each of the parties has the opportunity to give up the agreement. The idea of Jose Lucas Barthomeu’s boss of los kales was that he could find a better option for this period, and for that reason left a “loophole.”