Ernesto Valverde is the new FC Barcelona coach. The 53 year old former Barça player was previously Athletic Club Bilbao coach and he will take over for the 2017/18 season. Valverde will be presented on Thursday as FC Barcelona coach along with his assistant Jon Aspiazu and former blaugrana José Antonio Pozanco who will be the fitness coach.
The FC Barcelona president commented in the press conference to announce the new coach that “today I have spoken personally with Valverde and he is happy and excited about the challenge of coaching Barça.”
Furthermore, the president added: “Valverde has the ability, the knowledge and the experience. He promotes players from the youth teams and he has a style and a way of working like ours. He has a philosophy of the game that is very Barça and he is a hard worker. Also, he is passionate about applying technology to both training and matches.”
This will be Ernesto Valverde’s second spell at the Club, his first coming as a player between 1988 and 1990. The new Barça coach won the European Cup Winners’ Cup and the Copa del Rey in his two seasons as part of Johan Cruyff’s squad, playing 29 games and scoring 10 goals in official competition.
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Borussia Dortmunds Nationalspieler Marco Reus hat sich im Pokalfinale am vergangenen Samstag im Berliner Olympiastadion gegen Eintracht Frankfurt einen Teilriss des hinteren Kreuzbandes im rechten Knie zugezogen. Und wird dem BVB mehrere Monate lang fehlen.
In den kommenden Tagen erfolgen weitere Untersuchungen, die Aufschluss über die notwendige Therapie geben werden. Borussia Dortmund wird vor diesem Hintergrund keine genauen Prognosen bezüglich einer möglichen Ausfallzeit abgeben.
Der BVB wünscht seinem Pokalsieger eine möglichst rasche Genesung.
Borussia Dortmund’s Germany international Marco Reus will be out of action for several months after sustaining a partial tear of the cruciate ligament in his right knee in Saturday evening’s DFB Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt at Berlin’s Olympiastadion.
Further examinations will be conducted over the next few days to determine what course of treatment is required. With this in mind, Borussia Dortmund will not at this stage make any precise estimations as to the possible length of the player’s absence.
BVB wish their DFB Cup hero the speediest-possible recovery.