Gerard Pique: Ernesto Valverde would be a "good option" for Barcelona

Ernesto Valverde - who is expected to be named as the new Barcelona coach on Monday - reportedly wants to sign Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera.

Athletic Bilbao released a two-line statement which confirmed that Valverde will not continue as their manager next season.

The Spanish giants are searching for a replacement for Luis Enrique, who announced at the start of March he would leave at season's end.

He previously managed Barcelona's city rivals Espanyol.

The42 is on Instagram!

But Valverde said that he had no agreements with any club and not spoken directly to anyone.


When pressed further about the supposed interest from Barcelona, he added: "I'm not going to talk about specific teams now".

Valverde stepped down as Athletic Bilbao boss this week and had his farewell press conference with the Basque club on Wednesday.

However, he has coached Bilbao Athletic, the club's B team, over the past six seasons and led them to promotion to the second tier in the 2014/15 campaign.

"I do have an agent, and there are clubs that are interested in me".

"It is not my job and I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about it". I feel my work here is done. "We chose to communicate now so it wouldn't affect the team's progress, although I know it has the cost of speculation". "I think it's good to have movement in football, for someone new to come along and have fresh ideas".


Popular
  • Saina bows out, Praneeth advances to final in Thailand

    Saina bows out, Praneeth advances to final in Thailand

    Saina Nehwal too books a berth in the semis after she won a tough battle against Japanese shuttler Haruko Suzuki. Saina made her task hard by committing a large number of unforced errors in the second game of her match .

    British police arrest 14th man in Manchester bombing inquiry

    The country remains on high alert, however, as officials caution that some suspects who helped Abedi may still be at large. Great Manchester Police said a 23-year-old man was arrested Monday in Shoreham-by-Sea on suspicion of terrorism offenses.

    Ariana Grande announces benefit concert for Manchester

    Prince William will lead the tributes, laying a wreath alongside Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham on the field before the kickoff. These operations, as well as one at Manchester Arena, will continue over the weekend.
  • Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against Federal Bureau of Investigation  collusion probe

    Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against Federal Bureau of Investigation collusion probe

    During testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Coats refused to comment on The Washington Post report. Both Coats and Rogers were uncomfortable with the nature of the president's request and refused to comply, CNN reports.

    Golden State expects to face Cleveland

    Golden State will host Game 1 of the NBA Finals on June 1 against either Cleveland or Boston. Kawhi Leonard was, without a doubt, missed by San Antonio in their second game at Oracle.
    Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

    Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

    Under former Speaker John Boehner, House Republicans sued the Obama administration to prevent it from doling out the subsidies. According to the motion, legislators and the administration are still working on ways to avoid a legal ruling on the case.
  • Putin urges US business to help normalize Russia-US ties

    Russian Federation has signed the Paris climate pact, but is the biggest emitter of global greenhouse gases not to have ratified it yet.

    Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

    The Senate and House Intelligence committees are also leading their own investigations, but not with an eye to bringing criminal charges.

    Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn to face questions on live TV

    She was more confident on Brexit , winning applause when she repeated that no deal was better than a bad deal on leaving the EU. He said he described the death of Osama Bin Laden as a "tragedy" because he wanted him to be arrested and put on trial.
  • Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead

    Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead

    The Nashville Predators came out flying in the first period, and it looked like Nashville would take game-one over Pittsburgh . Though face-offs haven't been a strength for the Penguins all season, they'll be looking to improve that mark in Game 3.

    Trump has 'total confidence' in son-in-law Kushner

    Neither the meeting nor the Americans involved were under USA surveillance, officials told the Post . Trump has regularly called the mainstream media "fake news " since entering the world of politics.
    Predators hoping to advance to first-ever Stanley Cup Final

    Predators hoping to advance to first-ever Stanley Cup Final

    Game coverage drops the puck at 7pm with the Voice of the Predators Pete Weber on the Predators Radio Network across the midsouth. If he's able to play, the Predators likely will try to test his movement. "And then we'll make a decision based off that".

CONNECT