La Liga: Former Barcelona coach returns for third stint with Athletic Bilbao | Soccer News
Ernesto Valverde also won the 2015 Spanish Super Cup with Bilbao, when his side beat giants Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate.
Ernesto Valverde will return as coach of La Liga club Athletic Bilbao next season. It will be his first stint as manager after being sacked from Barcelona in January 2020, who he led to two La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup. This will be Valverde’s third stint in charge of the Bilbao manager. In his previous stints, the club qualified for European competitions five times in six seasons, one of them being a Champions League qualification.
Valverde also won the 2015 Spanish Super Cup with Bilbao, when his side beat giants Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate. He has so far won 140 wins as Bilbao manager and in 2015/16 the club finished runners-up in Spain’s domestic competition, the Copa del Rey and reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
He also played for the club for six good seasons from 1990 to 1996, during which he scored 50 goals in 188 appearances.
As well as Athletic Club and FC Barcelona, Valverde coached RCD Espanyol – where he was runners-up in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup – Olympiacos FC – winning three league titles and two cup titles between two spells in Greece – Villarreal CF and Valencia CF.
The next La Liga season will start on the weekend of August 13-14.
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