Xavi will be the next manager of Barcelona, sources have confirmed to Goal, with Ernesto Valverde’s tenure at Camp Nou set to come to an end. The legendary former midfielder has been in talks with Barca general director Oscar Grau and technical secretary Eric Abidal in recent days. No public […]

Ernesto Valverde said Frenkie de Jong’s sending-off hurt Barcelona at a crucial moment in their 2-2 derby draw with Espanyol and noted his side’s difficulties in killing off games. The Blaugrana came from a goal down at RCDE Stadium to lead 2-1 thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Arturo […]

Barcelona know they must not “let their guard down” after last season’s Champions League exit to Roma, according to coach Ernesto Valverde. The La Liga giants looked set for a semi-final berth after winning the first leg 4-1 at home but capitulated in the Italian capital, going out on away goals after a humiliating 3-0 defeat. Valverde’s side […]

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