Ernesto Valverde has emerged as a possible candidate to replace Barcelona boss Luis Enrique as his future lies in the dark.
A shortlist of replacements will be on the mind of club’s hierarchy and Athletic Club’s coach is the hottest property in the list.
His impressive tenure at the Basque Country after joining in 2013 has earned him comparisons to the top managers in the world.
Real Madrid also went chasing after Valverde after dismissing Rafa Benitez but opted to stick with Zinedine Zidane as Ernesto signed a new deal with Athletic Bilbao.
However the contract that he signed runs out in the next campaign and it is obvious that he won’t refuse to manage Barcelona where he played between 1988 to 1990.
Ernesto Valverde is well known for his knowledge about the Spanish game and his immense support and recognition in the north-east part of the country.
It seems that Valverde is the perfect fit for Barcelona if the club decide to show Luis Enrique the exit door at the end of this season.