(Ernesto Valverde who has been sacked by Valverde)

Barcelona has announced the dismissal of head coach, Ernesto Valverde with formal Real Betis boss appointed as the new head coach of the club.

Valverde, 55, who has helped the club to two successive Laliga titles since his appointment in May 2017. Despite being on top of the League table on goal difference, the Catalan club has had a series of disappointing results, especially in the Champions League.

The club was eliminated on Sunday from the inaugural Supercopa de Espana by Atletico Madrid and has endured two disappointing elimination from the Champions League after an unconvincing display in their second leagues of the Knockout stage to the Italian side Roma and the current champions Liverpool.

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The Club in a statement said they have reached an agreement to terminate Valverde’s contract and also thanked him for his professionalism, commitment, dedication and his positive treatment to the Barca family.

However, the club has replaced the 55-year-old with formal Betis boss, Quique Setien.

(Barcelona new head coach, Quique Setien)

Setien, 61, will be in charge of the club until 2022 as he has agreed a two and half year deal with Barcelona which will be presented today.

Ernesto Valverde played 145 matches, winning 97 and losing 16.

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