Valverde ‘good’ for Barca – Inaki

Athletic Bilbao star Inaki Williams believes Coach Ernesto Valverde would be an ideal fit at Barcelona, but hopes he remains at San Mames.

The Spain Under 21 international was handed his first-team debut at Athletic Club by Valverde who is now one of the bookmakers favourites to replace the outgoing Luis Enrique at the Catalan club this summer.

"He would be a good Coach [for Barca], but we want him to remain at Athletic,” Williams told Cadena Ser.

"Hopefully he'll stay with us. We're very happy with the boss. He's brilliant, a great Coach.

"He's done a great job, he's made history at the club, he's the coach with the most games. Every season we've got a European place under him and the truth is we would be thrilled if he continues.

"[But] he has the final word and whatever happens I will be pleased for him."

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