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Official: Barca Reveal New Boss

FC Barcelona have officially announced the manager who will replace Luis Enrique, who lifted nine trophies during his three years at the Camp Nou.

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The Catalan giants unveiled former Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde as their new manager on Monday.

The 53-year-old was apparently a favourite to take over from Gerardo Martino in 2014, but the club opted for Enrique instead.

Valverde, who spent two seasons as a player with the Blaugrana, has been in charge of Athletic since 2013, and Barcelona will be his eighth coaching position.

He lifted five titles during his time at the helm of Olympiacos in Greece, and also claimed the Spanish Super Cup with Athletic in 2015, when his side surprisingly thumped Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate.

It was Athletics first trophy in 31 years, and Valverde received massive praise for upsetting the big favourites.

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Valverde played under the late Johan Cruyff during his time as a player at the Camp Nou, and the Dutchman later labelled the Spaniard as "one of the most promising coaches in Spain".

Do you think Valverde is the right choice for Barcelona? Have your say in the comments section below.

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