Valverde: My focus is on the Copa, not my future

FC Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has dismissed speculation that he is fighting for his job ahead of the Copa del Rey final.

La Blaugrana face Valencia CF in the final game of the Spanish domestic season this weekend, and the former Athletic Bilbao manager has stated that his attention is focus on that.

"I'm not thinking about my job, I am only focusing on winning the final.

"Coaches have to deal with pressure every day, and their positions are constantly questioned.

"Look at this season with Valencia boss Marcelino under pressure and Real Madrid have changed coaches twice this season.

"Throughout La Liga, everyone has had a difficult time."

Valverde's position had been thrown into doubt after their semi final Champions League exit at the hands of Liverpool, the second time in two seasons the Catalan side have surrendered a strong first leg lead.

However, despite the speculation surrounding his future at the Camp Nou, Valverde has consistently stated that he wants to remain at the club after receiving the backing of club president Josep Bartomeu.

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