Barcelona have announced that coach Ernesto Valverde has renewed his contract until the end of the 2019-20 season with the option of an additional year.
The Catalan club confirmed the news on Friday morning and Valverde will speak at a press conference later in the day ahead of Saturday's match against Real Valladolid.
The club said: "FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde, the first team coach, have reached an agreement to extend the contract between the two parties for another season (2019/20) with the option for one more (2020/21)."
Remember that Josep Maria Bartomeu had said he wanted the coach to continue in an interview with SPORT.
Valverde is in his second season in charge at Camp Nou. In his first year, he won a league and cup double, only losing one game in La Liga.
However, the campaign was tainted by a Champions League exit against Roma, despite winning the first leg 4-1 at home.
Valverde, who turned 55 last week, has been in charge of Barça for 96 official matches now.
Source: Sport / Joaquim M. Bertran