Lionel Messi Stops Barcelona Board From Sacking Valverde

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Lionel Messi Stops Barcelona Board From Sacking Valverde



Ernesto Valverde is set to stay on as Barcelona manager , after Lionel Messi intervened , Marca reports.

Valverde was on the verge of getting sacked , following Barca’s Copa del Rey final defeat to Valencia.


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The Catalans lifted the LaLiga trophy , but the board are believed to have their doubts over the former Athletic Bilbao coach , especially after the Champions League capitulation against Liverpool.

But it is understood that after days of deliberation ,

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the Barcelona board have decided to keep faith with Valverde for the start of next season.


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It is reported several key figures in the Barca dressing room expressed their wish for Valverde to stay on , led by skipper Messi.

The Argentine has remained supportive of his manager , despite his public dismay at the Champions League semi-final exit.

Gerard Pique , Jordi Alba and Ivan Rakitic were all believed to have backed the decision for Valverde to keep his job.

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