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FC Barcelona Manager Ernesto Valverde extends contract till end of 2019-20

Ernesto Valverde

FC Barcelona Manager Ernesto Valverde extended his contract with the Spanish Club till the end of 2019-20 on February 15. The new terms gives Valverde an option to extend his contract to 2020-21, this new agreement has ended all kind of speculations that Ernesto and FC Barcelona will be apart at the end of this season.

Since joining the club in 2017 after Luis Enrique, the former Athletic Bilbao manager Valverde has been a successful manager for the Club winning 65 matches out of 96 official matches. Out of these 65 wins 43 have come in the Spanish League, 11 in the Copa del Rey, 10 in the Champions League and one in the Spanish Super Cup.

Except the surprising loss against AS Roma in the Champions League last year, Valverde has taken the club to a great success including almost finishing the Spanish League undefeated except the penultimate game loss to Levante.

This season FC Barcelona is at the top of the table in the Spanish league by 6 points, have qualified for the semifinals of the Copa Del Rey with 1-1 draw played against Real Madrid in the 1st leg and the 2nd leg to be played on February 27th at Camp Nou.

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