NEWS
Saturday November 9 2019
Ernesto Valverde unconcerned by Barcelona exit rumours
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has dismissed concerns that he is fighting for his job.
 
The former Athletic Bilbao manager was reported to be under pressure in the summer, after defeats to Liverpool and Valencia denied them a Champions League and Copa del Rey treble.
 
However reports in Marca this weekend claim that it was the intervention of senior squad members that saved his job ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
 
But Valverde himself, had no time for rumours about his future.
 
"My future at Barcelona does not worry me," cited in Marca during his weekly press conference.
 
"The club have always supported me, and I feel respected."
 
"I have eaten, and had meetings, with president Josep Bartomeu, and he supports me."
 
Valverde also called on his players to 'stand firm' following their recent indifferent form, as they prepare to host Celta Vigo in La Liga action tonight.
 
La Blaugrana facing a testing run of games before the end of November, with league clashes at Leganes and Atletico Madrid, as well as a Champions League tie at home to Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
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