Ernesto Valverde, in his time of trainer of the Olympiakos

As much as footballer like technician

This is the path of Ernesto Valverde before arriving to the Barça

Published:30/05/2017 - 19:56h

Updated:30/05/2017 - 19:57h

With 53 years to Ernesto Valverde has arrived him the opportunity to be able to train to the FC Barcelona. The "txingurri" assumed the challenge after having happened already by the rows blaugranas like player. Like technician, this has been the path of a different man

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Ernesto Valverde Weaver, originario of Viandar of the Edge, will have the opportunity from this Thursday to put to the controls of the FC Barcelona. His first big occasion to show to the World the knowledges and the qualities that has gone treasuring along his years in the benches but also on the green, like professional footballer.

As to the hour to analyse the path of the "txingurri", that is ant in Basque, it is necessary to remember the teams in which militó when it dressed of short. It began his career in the Basque Country, specifically in the Sportive Alavés. From here step to the Sesteao and RCD Espanyol, just before putting to the orders of Johan Cruyff in the Barça. With him it raised the Recopa of Europe of 1989 and the Glass of the King of 1990. After two years, recaló in the Athletic Club of Bilbao where was six seasons, before hanging the boots in the RCD Mallorca, in the 96-97.

Valverde, a trainer formed in Lezama

After leaving the football in active enroló in the inferior categories of the Athletic Club. In this was eight years where was learning, growing and happening from the juvenile categories until the first team, to the that dirigó between the years 2003 and 2005. From here it went back to the Espanyol, with which enamoró to all by the football practised. That that carried him to a cruel final of Glass of the stray UEFA, again, in the penaltis. This time was the Seville the hangman of the blanquiazules.

In 2008 it put end to his stage in the capital of Catalonia to accept his more risked challenge until the moment: Greece. There it landed in an Olympiakos to the that did champion of the League in thrice (2009, 2011 and 2012) beside the Greek Glass (2009 and 2012). 

From here it jumped to the Villarreal, where to the few months at the head of the team would finish ceased (the only time in his career). It aimed in the press that problems with the managerial could have given with this cruel final. After this, enroló in the Valency in the second half of season of the 2012-2013 to leave it fifth qualifier in League. It finish agreement and the Athletic demanded it to be substitute of Marcelo Bielsa in the bank. And there it has been until the moment during four season, being runner-up of the Glass of Rey (2015), champion of the Supercopa of Spain (2015) and having classified all the course to the Basques for Europe.

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