Tuesday 14 January 2020
Argentine Lionel Messi, the former Barcelona star, bid farewell to his former coach, Ernesto Valverde, after the Catalan club announced his dismissal.
Barcelona canceled his contract with Valverde on Monday evening, and officially announced the contract with Kiki Sittin, former coach of Real Betis, for a contract that extends for two and a half years.
Messi reviewed a photo of him with Valverde through his account on the social network “Instagram” and said in a message to his former coach: “Thanks for everything, you will definitely shine wherever you go, because in addition to being a great coach, you are also a wonderful person.”
The legend of the Catalan team crowned the Golden Ball as the best player in the world 6 times concluded his emotional message, saying: “Good luck, great embrace.”
Valverde assumed the leadership of Barcelona in the summer of 2017, and contributed to crowning the team with the Spanish first division title twice in a row, as he led him to crown the King’s Cup once and the Spanish Super once.