MX23RW : Monday, April 19 12:49:06| >> :60:49:49:

Report: Ernesto Valverde on brink of Barcelona sack

Report: Valverde on brink of Barcelona sack
© Reuters
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly one of three contenders in the running to replace Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona manager.

Barcelona have drawn up a three-man shortlist of possible options to replace under-fire boss Ernesto Valverde, according to a report.

Valverde's future at Camp Nou is in doubt following Wednesday's shock Champions League exit at the hands of Liverpool, losing 4-0 in the semi-final second leg at Anfield to crash out 4-3 on aggregate.

Barca chucked away a hefty first-leg advantage for the second year running, having been dumped out with a 3-0 loss to Roma in last season's quarter-finals.

The Catalan giants have already wrapped up back-to-back La Liga titles and are on course to retain the Copa del Rey, but Fox Sports claims that Barca chiefs are ready to sack Valverde following their latest European disappointment.

President Josep Maria Bartomeu is said to have targeted three candidates to succeed the 55-year-old, with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, ex-Paris Saint-Germain chief Laurent Blanc and Quique Setien of Real Betis all under consideration.

ID:358651: cacheID:358651:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2145:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Matthijs de Ligt during Ajax training on April 29, 2019
Read Next:
Barcelona 'way off agreeing deal for De Ligt'
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atletico MadridAtletico31217357203770
2Real Madrid31207453242967
3Barcelona30205569264365
4Sevilla31204746252164
5Villarreal311213648341449
6Real Betis31146114245-348
7Real Sociedad311211848331547
8Granada30116133650-1439
9Levante31911113844-638
10Celta Vigo31911114148-738
11Athletic Bilbao30910113933637
12Osasuna31910122736-937
13CadizCadiz3199132745-1836
14Valencia31811123944-535
15Getafe31710142234-1231
16AlavesAlaves3169162547-2227
17Huesca31512143146-1527
18Real Valladolid30512132741-1427
19ElcheElche31511152748-2126
20EibarEibar31411162241-1923

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!