Ernesto Valverde, ex trainer of the FC Barcelona

JON URIARTE, WINNER OF THE ELECTIONS

Valverde will return to LaLiga: Athletic has a new president and coach

Published:24/06/2022 - 23:36h

Updated:24/06/2022 - 23:36h

Jon Uriarte has been the great winner in the presidential elections of Athletic Bilbao, held this Friday. His project includes Ernesto Valverde as coach of the Bilbao team

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The Athletic of Bilbao has new president and will live the third stage of Ernesto Valverde, ex of the FC Barcelona, in the benches. This Friday Jon Uriarte has won the elections of the picture bilbaíno, imposing in front of Iñaki Arechabaleta and Ricardo Barkala. The employer of 44 years has given the big surprise in the comicios and turns into the thirtieth third mandator of the team of Saint Mamés.

Uriarte Has won with 'goleada', carrying the victory in the 24 tables of vote by in front of his two competitors to relieve to Aitor Elizegi of his charge after three years, five months and 25 days like president of the Athletic. According to official figures of the club, surpassed 56% of participation, with 22.689 voters to implant a new record of voltos in the entity bilbaína.

The now new president of the Athletic has won to the partners of the club with an innovative message and with the support of a Managerial Board that already knows very well the club, marked by the professionalism to look for that the picture of Saint Mamés go back to be between the best clubs of Spain. In his project, besides, has specified that it will be Ernesto Valverde his trainer by the next seasons.

The project of Uriarte

Recently, Jon Uriarte had explained that "design a transformative project in the sportive area and, to deploy changes in the structure, is necessary to have stability in the first team. And the trainer that more stability can give in this Club is, definitely, Ernesto", explaining that they need to the ex of the Barça "to begin to build with stability our project".

Likewise, it stood out that Valverde is a technician that knows how manage the staff that has had to disposal and that sy style adjusts to what is looking for the club in this new stage: "Ernesto is besides a trainer that has known to adapt to perfection to the staff that has had and play, so much in Bilbao, as in Greece, Valencia and Barcelona, the game that better adjusted to his staff and the model of Club. We do not have doubt that, with this staff, will deploy a football like which want. His deep knowledge of the Athletic Club, is the best guarantee for our project".

Uriarte Also did upsetting in that "Ernesto knows like anybody the Club, knows the quarry and the need to bet by the youngsters, and is a trainer that always has prioritised the interest of the Club. We know that it goes to involve in the project, that goes to contribute to the same and, especially, that goes to contribute – as it always has done – a lot to the development of young talent that is key in our project".

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