Erensto Valverde A Good Option For Barcelona Admits Gerard Pique

Erensto Valverde A Good Option For Barcelona Admits Gerard Pique

Ernesto Valverde said Wednesday there were clubs chasing him but refused to say if one of them was Barcelona, amid reports he is poised to be appointed head coach at the Camp Nou.

Unfortunately for United manager Jose Mourinho, it is because Barcelona are desperate to sign the 27-year-old Spaniard.

Spanish publication Sport claim the former Athletic Bilbao boss is a big admirer of the midfielder and believes he can make a difference at Barca.

Valverde played for the Blaugrana from 1988 to 1990 and won a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and a Copa del Rey with the club.

Ernesto Valverde has insisted he has no agreement with Barcelona yet as he bade farewell to Athletic Bilbao in a press conference this morning.

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"I haven't committed to any club, I haven't talked to anybody", Valverde said.

'I can't decide myself on anyone and I don't know who will be the next manager.

"I am very happy and thankful for the chance the club has taken on me", he told the club's website.

Athletic gave the news in a communique on the club's website, confirming what many had been expecting for the past few weeks, reports Xinhua news agency. I first want to say goodbye to Athletic and then I will think of my future.

"I have an agent and there is interest". I feel my work here is done.

Asked about Barcelona's reported interest in signing him, he said: "I can not confirm it, I'm sorry".

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