Barcelona have confirmed that Ernesto Valverde will stay on as head coach next season.

Despite their La Liga success, there has been plenty of calls for Valverde to be sacked as head coach of Barcelona.

Reports in Spain stated that Barcelona had Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman at the top of their wishlist to replace Valverde, while Ajax boss Erik ten Hag was also an option.

However, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted that Valverde will remain at the club.

He said, “It’s the coach we want, it’s a medium and long term project. He has a contract and we are very happy with him.”

“Valverde has the support of me and the management. I already told him that the day after the exit (From the Champions League)”

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