Ernesto Valverde was officially fired by Barcelona. Blaugrana star, Lionel Messi, said farewell and prayers for the former coach.
Valverde was fired by Barcelona management on Tuesday (01/14/2020). The 55-year coach was removed, shortly after Messi et al failed in the Spanish Super Cup.
Previously, Valverde has been training Barcelona since 2017. Four trophies were successfully presented, with details of 2 Spanish League titles and one trophy from the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup.
Messi, the Barcelona star, sends his farewell to Valverde. La Pulga believes the former coach of Athletic Bilbao, Valencia, Espanyol and Olympiakos will remain successful in the future.
‘I am sure you will succeed wherever you go because besides being a professional, you are also an extraordinary person. Good luck and a hug for you,’ Messi wrote on his Instagram.
Valverde’s position in Barcelona was then replaced by Quique Setien. The 61-year-old coach previously handled more mid-table teams such as Las Palmas and Real Betis.