Ernesto Valderde, who left the position of a coach at Athletic Bilbao denied approaching another club. According to the speculation, namely Valverde will be the new mentor of Barcelona, but for the moment, the 53-year-old specialist denied that information.
At the same time, the expert admitted that he will dare crossed for the Catalans in the finals for the Cup of Spain against Alaves. The official reason is that with the triumph of Barcelona, Athletic will play in European football for the fourth consecutive year.
`I want Barcelona to win the final, even though I am torn. I am still a fan of Athletic. I did not reach an agreement with any other club. I have an agent and he has some offers for me, but I haven`t decided whether I will accept a new challenge.`, said Valverde.
According to the press, Valverde already has agreed with the management of Barcelona and will sign a two-year contract with the Catalans at the beginning of next week, after finishing the final for the Cup. The meeting will be the latest for the former mentor of Blaugranas, Luis Enrique.
Valverde, who is a former coach of Espanyol, Olympiakos, Valencia, and Villarreal, used to play at Barcelona for two seasons at the end of the 80s of the twentieth century. His football career began at Alaves.