Suarez: Valverde calmer than Luis Enrique

Luis Suarez has praised the impact of new Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde and revealed he is ‘calmer’ than predecessor Luis Enrique.

Valverde was appointed in summer after coaching stints with Valencia, Olympiakos and Athletic Bilbao and is unbeaten since defeat in the Spanish Supercopa.

“Ernesto has surprised me positively,” Suarez told an interview with Diario Sport.

“You can tell he and his staff have played for the club before through how he communicates with the players and how he works.

“Every Coach is different and has their own methods and Valverde’s is different to Luis Enrique, I’d say the new manager is more relaxed.

“He speaks with calmness and experience while Lucho was similar to his playing days – if I am ever a Coach I would be like this too!

“Training is different too but ultimately they always want what is best for the players.”

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