BarcelonaNo interviews, no press conferences or reproaches. Ernesto Valverde decided to remain anonymous after being fired from Barça, abruptly and in a bad way, in January 2020. Since then the Extremadura coach had preferred to remain silent and enjoy a break that many thought he could be a retreat. Until the Athletic Club elections come. The Bilbao team, one of the four in the League that is not a joint-stock company – such as Barça, Real Madrid and Osasuna – was elected president on Saint John’s Day. Interestingly, two of the candidates, Jon Uriarte and Ricardo Barkala, had thought of the Txingurri, which had given them the yes. The third candidate, Iñaki Arechabaleta, had opted for Marcelo Bielsa. Uriarte won; therefore, Ernesto Valverde, a man of his word, will return to the San Mamés bench to begin his third stage as coach.