Ernesto Valverde: 'I could take a sabbatical'

Valverde: 'I could take a sabbatical'
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Spanish manager Ernesto Valverde, who has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona, suggests that he could take a sabbatical after leaving Athletic Bilbao.

Ernesto Valverde has suggested that he could take a sabbatical after leaving Athletic Bilbao.

It was announced on Tuesday that Valverde had stepped down as manager of Bilbao after four years with the Basque outfit.

The 53-year-old is currently the favourite to succeed Luis Enrique as head coach of Barcelona, but the Spaniard has hinted that he could yet decide to take a year out of club management.

"Why not [take a sabbatical]? It depends. Would I like to coach Barca? When I have an offer from a club, you will all know the answer," Valverde told reporters.

"I see that it has been published that I have signed for another team but this is because a number of things are published every day, and I have already told you all this is not the case."

Barcelona recently announced that they will name their new manager on May 29.

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