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DECISIVE MOMENT

The continuity of Valverde in Barça will be defined in the spring 2020

Published:7/12/2019 - 17:08h

Updated:7/12/2019 - 18:31h

Barça and Ernesto Valverde have been working together for three years, and they already know when their continuity will be decided. Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed that spring 2020 will be key to define if there are changes in the Camp Nou bench

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Josep Maria Bartomeu has confessed in an interview this Saturday, in which it has touched subjects very interesting. The president of the FC Barcelona has gone back to pronounce on the future of Leo Messi, and has spoken of the Classical, of the Espai Barça and of the sportive project that will build after the goodbye of the Argentinian. Besides, it has given a key information for the bench of the first team, that comes under scrutiny.

The leader has defended to Ernesto Valverde, on which plan doubts from does time. A sector of the barcelonismo is very critical with the decisions of the míster, to the that endorse some results of remarkable since it took the reins of the staff in 2017. The one of Viandar of the Edge managed important crises like the course of Neymar, and even so it has followed adding titles with a solid and effective group.

The maximum Barcelona mandator has revealed that the technician has agreement until 2021, but that his continuity will decide in the spring 2020. After his last renewal the past month of February, to the ex of the Athletic Club confirmed him by a year more another optional, and established a clause of exit of which so much the club like the preparador extremeño can do use to certify a separation consensuada.

"Has agreement until the 2021. In spring there is an option in which so much he like the club can decide if they continue or no", concretised the Catalan, that confirmed a conversation that already was protagonist in previous seasons. Before starting the fight by the titles, the directive gathered -and will go back to do it- with the trainer to evaluate if the relation keeps on being profitable for all the involved.

Further to have the approval of the footballers, convinced and engaged with the Txingurri, Bartomeu ensures that it sees him in full form: "To follow, a trainer depends on a lot of variables. We have seen lately periods very short. Three years perhaps are sufficient, but is a decision that has to take he. It depends of the exhaustion, of the tiredness, although I see to Valverde ilusionado, that wants to do it well, wishes successes and wishes conjugar to these players that have won it all as the new generation that tightens by behind".

The Barça handles several alternatives to Valverde

In case it needed to activate a relief in the bench, the Barça already handles several alternatives to Ernesto Valverde, to avoid that the sportive planning see conditioned by the possible change of trainer. Ronald Koeman would be one of the favourites to head the new project, but others, as Roberto Martínez or Erik have Hag, also have been mentioned recently. The diary has several interesting names.

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