Sacked Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde sends emotional farewell message to fans as Lionel Messi pays tribute to him

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Sacked Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde sends emotional farewell message to fans as Lionel Messi pays tribute to himSacked Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde has publicly thanked the club's president Josep Maria Bartomeu and fans shortly after he was sacked. Despite winning back-to-back league titles and guarding Barcelona to the top of La Liga Table, Valverde was dismissed on Monday following the club's Spanish Super Cup semi-final 3 – 2 defeat to Atletico Madrid last week.  He has been replaced with former Real Betis coach, Quique Setien, who has signed a contract to be with Barcelona until June 2022. In an open letter to the club's supporters, posted on Barcelona's official website, Valverde said: "My time as FC Barcelona coach has come to an end. It has been an intense two and a half years right from the start. "In that time I have enjoyed some joyful moments celebrating victories and trophies but also others that have been tough and difficult. "However, above all I would like to highlight my experience with the fans and the affection showed towards me during my time as coach. "I would like…



Source: Linda Ikeji