Ziganda to replace Valverde at Athletic?

Legendery former Athletic Club striker and current Bilbao Athletic Coach Cuco Ziganda will replace Ernesto Valverde at the club, say reports in Spain.

AS picked up on reports from El Correo’s Basque edition which state the 50-year-old, who has been at the helm of Athletic’s second team since 2011, has already agreed to replace the reported Barcelona-bound Coach.

Valverde looks set to replace the outgoing Luis Enrique at the Camp Nou, with Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirming an announcement would be made on May 29 – two days after the Copa del Rey showpiece.

Ziganda netted 76 La Liga goals in over 250 appearances between 1991 and 1998 for Los Leones and was capped twice by Spain during his playing career; he has coached at both Osasuna and Xerez before returning to the setup at San Mames six years ago.

Tags Ernesto Valverde Jose Angel Ziganda