1676706855 Ernesto Valverde will stay at Athletic for another year

Ernesto Valverde will stay at Athletic for another year

Ernesto Valverde will stay at Athletic for another year

Ernesto Valverde (Viandar de la Vera, 59) will continue another season as Athletic coach after the renewal agreement was signed with president Jon Uriarte at the Ibaigane Palace, the club’s headquarters, according to the company’s official media.

Valverde, who has been Athletic’s most official manager for months (332) ahead of Javier Clemente (289) for months, will continue that stable record as squad leader unless he is terminated early after leading the team for three seasons. the longest of four seasons. He left Athletic in European positions in all campaigns except 2004/05. They won a Super Cup in 2015 against FC Barcelona in doubles with an aggregate score of 5-1. His record also includes three Greek leagues and two cups with Olympiacos, a Copa del Rey, a Super Cup and two leagues with Barcelona.

“It makes me proud that the club believes I’m the ideal person to be in charge of Athletic for another year,” Valverde said. “I feel very comfortable working with the team and I see that we have opportunities to improve. I’ll keep trying to make our fans happy.” According to the Rojiblanco coach, “there’s still one season left, the crucial part and it’s about winning every game”.

For Valverde, the squad he manages is satisfied: “I feel very comfortable working with the players who are exceptional in every way and I am convinced that they have room for improvement. If you renew, it’s because you see that the team still has a long way to go.” And he sends a message to the fans: “We have to convince them with our game, with the way we face every challenge face beating a rival in San Mamés and make them happy, not just because you win, but because you win you win because the momentum that the team has reaches it”. “It gives the team feedback,” said the coach.

President Jon Uriarte congratulates himself on Valverde’s renewal. “Ernesto is the best possible coach for us,” he assures, “this step gives us a lot of stability and we can prepare for the next season in advance. We ensure one of the strategic pillars of the sports project.”

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