Ernesto Valverde, ex trainer of the FC Barcelona


Ernesto Valverde could return to train in LaLiga

Published:21/06/2022 - 01:09h

Updated:21/06/2022 - 01:09h

Ernesto Valverde could return to the Athletic Bilbao bench in the summer. The 'gasteiztarra' coach would be one of the options to assume the 'rojiblanco' bench if Jon Uriarte or Ricardo Barkala become president of the club

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The summer of 2022 will bring radical changes in the Athletic of Bilbao. After the exit of Marcelino García Toral of the bench 'rojiblanco', the club awaits for knowing to the relief of Aitor Elizegi in the presidency of the club. After the comicios pautados for this Friday 24 June will know the new trainer of the 'lions', which could be an old known of the FC Barcelona.

If Jon Uriarte or Ricardo Barkala termian remaining with the presidency of the Ahtletic, the name of Ernesto Valverde has good possibilities to return to the bench of Saint Mamés. The 'Txingurri' was technical of the bilbaínos in two stages, the first of them in the seasons 200-04 and 2004-05, having assumed the driving of the first team after directing in the 2002-03 to the filial of the club.

After testing luck in Espanyol, Olympiacos (two stages), Villarreal and Valencia, Valverde returned to the Athletic in 2013 and would keep at the head of the team during four seasons, until the summer of 2017. In this period arrived to the final of the Glass of the King 2015 (defeat 3-1 in front of the Barça) and would obtain the Supercopa of Spain this same year in front of the culés (5-2 global). In the summer of 2017, the technician 'gasteiztarra' replaced to Luis Enrique like míster blaugrana, charge that would occupy until January of 2020.

In 146 parties at the head of the Barça, the 'Txingurri' won 99 parties, empató 32 and lost only 15, leaving two Luga, a Glass of Rey and a Supercopa of Spain in the vitrinas of the Camp Nou. From his dismissal like trainer blaugrana, Vallverde has not headed to any another club and has kept moved away of the media, with which his third stage in Bilbao would mark his return to the benches after two years and half in the ostracism.

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Iñaki Arechabaleta, third applicant to the presidency of the Athletic, yes wetted with the trainer that will carry to Saint Mamés if it results elect. The Basque employer promised fichar to Marcelo Bielsa, the one who finds free after being sacked of the Leeds United in February. The Argentinian directed to the club in the seasons 2011-12 and 2012-13 and won the affection of the fanatical with a team that went runner-up of the Europe League and of the Glass of the King in 2012. The Friday will know the future of the 'lions'. It will go back Ernesto Valverde to the benches of LaLiga?

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