Barcelona next permanent manager odds

Barcelona next permanent manager odds

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When you talk or hear about FC Barcelona all you can think about are great football players and legends, one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world, huge number of fans. But all that fame and glory brings a lot of pressure to the players that wear that jersey and also to the stuff and especially the manager. The Catalonian club was led by many famous managerial names in the past that managed to achieve very big successes and win many trophies.

On 29 May 2017, Barcelona got new manager. Valverde replaced Luis Enrique as the new Barcelona manager. Enrique in the three seasons spent on Barcelona's bench brought the team nine trophies, so the pressure on Valverde was even bigger. But Valverde or the "Ant" is considered the most valuable worker among managers. He learned from Johan Cruyff, but also from the temperament of Bielsa, and he will know how to handle the world's best players.

Ernesto Valverde is a Spanish former footballer who has played for several spanish clubs in his career as Alaves, Sestao, Espanyol, Barcelona, Atletic Bilbao and Mallorca.

After he retired as player he began his managerial career. His first job was at Atletic Bilbao as assistant in 2001-2002 season. In the 2003-2004 season he qualified for UEFA Cup with Bilbao. After that he was announced as manager of Espanyol. He managed to reach the final of UEFA Cup but unfortunately his side lost to Seville. In 2008 he was appointed as manager of Olympiacos in Greece. In his first season there he won the league and the cup. Next season he replaced Pellegrini on Villareal bench but he didn’t had much successes there and was sucked. In 2009 he was back to Olympiacos and again he managed to win the league and reach the last eight in the Greek cup. In 2012 he was back in Spain now as new Valencia manager. He was there only for one season and left the club after finishing on the 5th position.

His next team was Atletic Bilbao. In his first season there he managed to qualified the team to the Champions league. He also managed to won trophie with Bilbao which they hadn't done in 31 years. He won Spain Supercup with Bilbao against Barcelona with 5-1 aggregate result.

After that he was announced as new manager of FC Barcelona. He didn’t had  the best start there because he lost to games to Real Madrid in Spanish Supercup. However after that the team had 43 games undefeated run in Spain league until they lost to Levante but the won the league. In the Champions league they lost to Roma in quarter-finals. Last season he also won the Spanish cup, and Spanish Supercup.

This season Barcelona is currently 2nd one point behind Seville. Valverde side has run of 4 games without a win in the league and that is something that worries the fans. In the Champions league Barcelona is first in the group with Inter, Tottenham and PSV.

Although many had some doubts about Valverde when he took the job in Barcelona, in his first season he proved them wrong. Not only he won the double but he impoved the Barcelona game  especially in the defence.

For teams like Barcelona that play in 3 competitions and want to go to the very end in every and of course want to won as many trophies as possible the season is long with many matches, so its very early to say if Valverde will have success this season, but if he continue his work I don’t doubt that.