Barcelona’s Manageerial Target Ernesto Valverde To Make Decision On Athletic Bilbao Future Soon

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Barcelona managerial target Ernesto Valverde will make a decision over his future over the next fortnight, reports Sport.

Barca are on the hunt for a new manager to replace Luis Enrique, who will leave at the end of the season, and Athletic Bilbao boss Valverde is reportedly the leading candidate.

Valverde himself is inside the last few months of his contract and, according to Sport, he will decide whether or not he will extend his stay at San Mames over the next two weeks.

Valverde has a great relationship with the club’s President Josu Urrutia and has always put Athletic first. He rejected an offer from Real Madrid to remain in Bilbao, but this time the circumstances could be different. 

Athletic’s irregular form this season, with early exits in the Copa del Rey and the Europea League, have led to suggestions his time at the club may be nearing its natural end. Despite that, Athletic have faith in him to lead their new project and have tried to convince him to stay. 

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