Valverde had a contract until June 2021 but showed elegance in the final negotiation with the club ending both sides without bad faces. He gave orders to his agent to end his bond with Barcelona in the friendliest way possible after two and a half years of very good relationship.
With great emotion, Ernesto Valverde said goodbye last Tuesday in the Ciutat Esportiva of all those who shared with him his two and a h alf seasons at the head of Barcelona.
The night before, his representative, Iñaki Ibanez, reached an agreement with the club for the termination of the contract at the Hotel Sofia that had until June 2021. According to MD, he will take a good compensation but can not match to the salary corresponding to the year and a half he had left as Barca coach.
Valverde showed a lot of elegance during and after learning that his reign of Camp Nou had come to an end after winning two La Liga, a Copa del Rey and a Spanish Supercup since he replaced Luis Enrique in June 2017.
His relationship has always been cordial with President Josep Maria Bartomeu as well as with CEO Òscar Grau, Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes. With these three he has been in permanent contact with regular meetings in the Ciutat Esportiva to analyze the progress of the team, as well as ups and downs.