Official: Valverde stays at Athletic

Ernesto Valverde has ended speculation about his future by extending his contract with Athletic Bilbao until 2017.

The Coach had been touted for potential vacancies at Real Madrid and Spain in the summer, with his deal due to expire, but he will stay with Los Leones for at least another season – as announced on their official website.

Valverde, who counts the likes of Espanyol, Villarreal and Valencia among the former clubs he has managed, will now prepare for his fourth straight campaign with Athletic and sixth overall, having also coached them between 2003 and 2005.

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