Valverde takes over in Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao have a new coach. As the Basques announce, Ernesto Valverde will take over the helm of the La Liga club with immediate effect. The 58-year-old trainer has not been employed by a club since 2020.

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Valverde started his coaching career in 1997 as a youth coach at Bilbao and has been head coach of the first team twice, from 2003 to 2005 and from 2013 to 2017. The Spaniard also coached Espanyol Barcelona, ​​Olympiacos Piraeus, FC Villarreal, FC Valencia and most recently FC Barcelona.