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Barcelona Fires Ernesto Valverde, Announces New Manager

Appoints former Real Betis manager Quique Setien as new coach
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Barcelona Fires Ernesto Valverde, Announces New Manager
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Spanish football team Barcelona popularly known as Barca has sacked Ernesto Valverde and appointed as their new coach.

The 55-year-old was dismissed following the club’s Spanish Super Cup semi-final 3 – 2 defeat to Atletico Madrid a few days ago.

In 2018, Barcelona lost on away goals to Roma, despite winning the first leg 4-1, and had a 3-0 first-leg advantage overturned by Liverpool in an epic comeback by the European Champions a year later.

His successor, Setien, who has been out of work since leaving Real Betis last June has signed a contract until June 2022 as Barcelona part ways with Valverde after a two-and-a-half-year spell.

A brief Barcelona statement read: “Agreement between FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde to end his contract as manager of the first team. Thank you for everything, Ernesto. Best of luck in the future.”

Adelowo Adegboyega
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