NEWS
Tuesday October 22 2019
Victor Valdes yet to terminate Barcelona contract

Victor Valdes did not sign the termination of his contract with Barcelona which has led to complications for his successor.

As outlined by Marca, Catalunya Radio say the former goalkeeper has yet to sign the agreement of him parting the club, meaning his successor Franc Artiga won't be allowed to be in charge for their upcoming game against Slavia Prague in the UEFA Youth League.

Earlier this month, Valdes has left his role as Coach of the Barcelona Juvenil team after just three months after a reported fallout with director of youth football Patrick Kluivert.

Kluivert was appointed as Barcelona’s new director of youth football this summer in an off-field shakeup at the club, and holds a great deal of power in the direction of the club’s youth teams.

Kluivert netted 145 goals across 308 games for the Blaugrana between 1998 and 2004, and since his retirement from playing he has held a number of off-field roles in football.

As a La Masia youth team graduate himself, Valdes won six La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues in a 12-year career at the Camp Nou between 2002 and 2014.

After leaving Spain he played for Manchester United, Standard Liege and Middlesbrough, with the Barcelona website confirming his return in July.

Football Italia website