The already former coach of FC Barcelona Ernesto Valverde, he has said goodbye to Barcelona on Tuesday after being dismissed on Monday night, and in an open letter that publishes the website of the Catalan club Extremadura says that in his stage as Barca has “lived very happy moments celebrating victories and titles, but also other hard and difficult ».
«Dear culés, my stage as a coach of FC Barcelona has come to an end. It has been two and a half seasons very intense since the beginning. In this time I have lived very happy moments celebrating victories and titles, but also other hard and difficult. But above all I want to highlight the experience and affection that I have felt from the fans during this stage », points the writing.
Valverde, despite the dismissal as coach, wanted to thank the opportunity that was offered two and a half years ago. “I want to thank President Josep Maria Bartomeu and the Board of Directors for the opportunity they gave me to lead this team and their confidence throughout this time,” he says.
«I would also like to thank the support and treatment of all the people who have accompanied me in the club during these two and a half seasons and, especially, those who work in the first team and around it and with whom I have shared so many moments in the Sports City and on the move, ”adds Valverde.
Finally, the coach also remembers those who were until Monday his players, whom he directed in the last session in the Sports City. «Obviously I also want to thank the players for all the work and effort that has allowed us to celebrate four titles together. From now on I wish you all the luck in the world, as well as the new technician, Quique Setién. A hug to all. Visit the Barça and Visca Catalunya. Ernesto Valverde ».
Valverde went on Tuesday morning to say goodbye to the staff and employees of the entity, just before the start of the training session. The Txingurri collected his belongings and subsequently abandoned the facilities after he was dismissed after two years and eight months at the helm of Barça and four titles: two Leagues, a Cup and a Super Cup.
Subsequently, Quique Setién took over the training before being introduced as a Barça coach. The Cantabrian will sign his contract at 1:30 p.m. in the President Suñol box and will be officially presented at 2:00 p.m.