Barcelona SACK Ernesto Valverde: What was the last straw? | La Liga

  • Published: 13 January 2020
  • ESPN FC's Sid Lowe, Craig Burley and Steve Nicol assess Ernesto Valverde's tenure at Barcelona and what led to his sacking. Lowe says Barca's UEFA Champions League defeats vs. Roma and Liverpool were significant factors in the lack of love from fans. He also adds that Valverde's appointment "never excited fans" and Barca's "lack of identity" under Valverde ultimately caused the board to search for a new manager.

    ✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube:
  • Sport Sport

Comments • 731

  • World Wide Mapping
    World Wide Mapping  1 weeks back

    Valverde: *leaves*
    Barca's first game after: 1005 passes completed

    • Hawk Who Knows All
      Hawk Who Knows All  1 weeks back


      • Margan Limbu
        Margan Limbu  1 weeks back

        Finally, the clown is out!

        • fares alkhaf
          fares alkhaf  1 weeks back

          U r so stupid to say its enough to win la liga for Barcelona! Enough for u and others but not for Barcelona. U all anti Barcelona.

          • Emilios Powerballer
            Emilios Powerballer  2 weeks back

            When you realize valverde was sucked by olympiakos first

            • Rohan Nalawade
              Rohan Nalawade  2 weeks back

              These guys are so oblivious to how things work with Barcelona and what the fanbase expects of him. It's the ABC of the club everyone knows we hold identity before results. And it's not going to be like ole cause this guy has a philosophy that aligns with Barcelona. These guys can probably talk about football in England at best.

              • Aldo Aldi
                Aldo Aldi  2 weeks back

                We didnt care about the cl losses we simply didnt like to watch his style of fotball

                • Marc S.
                  Marc S.  2 weeks back

                  You don't get it. Valverde sucked all the fun out of Barça games. It was excruciatingly boring. Barcelona fans don't care so much about results as long as the team is fun to watch.

                  • Carl Gois
                    Carl Gois  2 weeks back

                    You mean to say it took 2 years to figure out the football was boring, uncreative, etc. Well, they all must be smoking peyote in the upper management!!!! What a joke.Yet the die hard Barcelona faithful claim this is the

                    • Carl Gois
                      Carl Gois  2 weeks back

                      Best club in the world??? Idiots after idiots. 😂😂😂😂

                  • Carl Gois
                    Carl Gois  2 weeks back

                    So what happens if Barcelona still doesn’t do well. What or who is to blame.

                    • alan duncan
                      alan duncan  2 weeks back

                      Barca should have kept Paco Alcacer as a backup for Suarez. Griezmann is not a true centre forward.

                      • nubnubrunkku 69
                        nubnubrunkku 69  2 weeks back

                        I think he is going to be a great appliance

                        • Genahsyde OG
                          Genahsyde OG  2 weeks back


                          • Thora Adam
                            Thora Adam  2 weeks back

                            Come on XAVI, you should've been our coach 😣

                            • Shohel Bhuiyan
                              Shohel Bhuiyan  2 weeks back

                              The glory days are not coming back for Barca more often. If pepe comes back and spend 1 billion dollar might change something but still will not match with xavi, iniesta, messi barca..

                              • Senninha mcl
                                Senninha mcl  2 weeks back

                                The new manager is worse than Valverde.
                                Nothing will change, Barca remains unstable.

                                • M. Fahim
                                  M. Fahim  2 weeks back

                                  Two things made Valverde disguising. First, his playing style was so boring - no new tactics, every time same boring passing around and wait for Messi to do something. Second, barca was humiliated many times during his career. Other manager has lost titles and important games but like this guy.
                                  Edited: He should been have sacked after losing to El Clasico at the beginning of his career at barca. The new coach has not good enough for Barca. They should have hire Klupp, which is less likely, Ajax coach.

                                  • Joshua Gonzalez
                                    Joshua Gonzalez  2 weeks back

                                    I feel low key 🔑 kinda sad 😔 4 Valverde

                                    • David 505
                                      David 505  2 weeks back

                                      *Valverde* should go to *Manchester Utd*

                                      • Thom Yorke
                                        Thom Yorke  2 weeks back

                                        eshers = issues

                                        • X-man's Tribute Jack
                                          X-man's Tribute Jack  2 weeks back

                                          He should get sacked the very match defeated by Roma.. I wonder why Barcelona didn't do that.. Come on you have the best player of the planet.. You should regret...

                                          • gurung rambo
                                            gurung rambo  2 weeks back

                                            I respect for him from nepal

                                            • Bryan Martin
                                              Bryan Martin  2 weeks back

                                              Paulinho was a great signing ...valverde wasn't really the problem it's the club itself needs new management

                                              • Feb Cafino
                                                Feb Cafino  2 weeks back

                                                Folks, it’s too early to celebrate.

                                              • Ryan lex
                                                Ryan lex  2 weeks back

                                                ESPN's UK is having a meltdown HAHAHAHAH😂😂😂

                                                • Simply Balling
                                                  Simply Balling  2 weeks back

                                                  As Valverde is sacked while being top of La Liga Ole Gunnar solskjaer keeps on smiling at Manchester United

                                                  • ok 3
                                                    ok 3  2 weeks back

                                                    Main problem is Barcelona is just buying everyone like Real Madrid not making own player

                                                    • Ian Southward
                                                      Ian Southward  2 weeks back

                                                      Right! whats the bet they will come after Klopp?

                                                      • bhu nji
                                                        bhu nji  2 weeks back

                                                        The last straw was probably that he had no plan. His plan was "Messi".

                                                        • Future Ish
                                                          Future Ish  2 weeks back

                                                          Yes he been out and our new coach is setien kiki

                                                          • The Great Human
                                                            The Great Human  2 weeks back

                                                            Come on! People who have seen regularly valverde's fc barcelona.. Know .. How poor were barca.. Under him. Non existent midfield.. With the players he has at his disposal he can do wonders.

                                                            • WOLFIE ALPHA GREY
                                                              WOLFIE ALPHA GREY  2 weeks back

                                                              V A L V E R D E.....deserved to go..period

                                                              • SPORTS ANALYSIS 6
                                                                SPORTS ANALYSIS 6  2 weeks back

                                                                If you love the new coach, subscribe me

                                                                • Myth Gaming
                                                                  Myth Gaming  2 weeks back

                                                                  Yeah we lost big games
                                                                  But every team lost sometimes
                                                                  I mean look at his win/loss ratio and goal ratio
                                                                  He was good

                                                                  • George Nuamah
                                                                    George Nuamah  2 weeks back

                                                                    Well I don't approve of the new management either but could it be any worse? I mean it's cool to have back-to-back la liga titles but let's not forget that Barca were relying on sheer individual brilliance most of the time which breeds fatigue and frustration after a while. Enduring 2yrs of ucl exits in the most bizarre of ways, recent poor run of form with lack of ideas. And let's not forget Real Madrid hired and sacked decent coaches like changing clothes when they don't fit until they got Zidane back. Now all RM players, even the very poor ones have found their 'mojo' back. I THINK MANAGEMENT ALWAYS TAKES 75% OF THE BLAME REGARDLESS.

                                                                    • Duncan Best
                                                                      Duncan Best  2 weeks back

                                                                      Ole out

                                                                      • oshoke joseph
                                                                        oshoke joseph  2 weeks back

                                                                        This is the best football decision this CENTURY.

                                                                        • Weight loss fan2020
                                                                          Weight loss fan2020  2 weeks back

                                                                          Time to replace him with Unai

                                                                          • NAATH KABOOTREE
                                                                            NAATH KABOOTREE  2 weeks back

                                                                            Lost Neymar..Won 2 league titles with an aging team,gets sacked .
                                                                            BARCA ,careful for what you wish for

                                                                            • God Artem
                                                                              God Artem  2 weeks back

                                                                              Needs to bring back Coutinho now

                                                                              • john karford
                                                                                john karford  2 weeks back

                                                                                Took long enough.

                                                                                • Andy Klunder
                                                                                  Andy Klunder  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I'm not sure what they are gaining with an unknown manager. Would have been more understandable a month ago and appointing Carlo Ancelotti. Xavi? Sure, but a complete unknown? Not a risk worth taking

                                                                                  • Mike Bambur
                                                                                    Mike Bambur  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Everything is set for Guardiolas return.

                                                                                    • Hairron Nazri
                                                                                      Hairron Nazri  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Barca should hire mourinho

                                                                                      • Dean Vukovic
                                                                                        Dean Vukovic  2 weeks back

                                                                                        That was great news, but they replace him with another similar coach, not top coach what Barca needs.

                                                                                        • Gang Gang
                                                                                          Gang Gang  2 weeks back

                                                                                          His lack of professionalism was the problem after a loss he clearly showed that he didn’t care and didn’t even want to make a change for the better I’m glad he’s out

                                                                                          • c122 h122
                                                                                            c122 h122  2 weeks back


                                                                                            • Corwain Cyrus
                                                                                              Corwain Cyrus  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Barcelona: Sacks coach after losing to Atletico Madrid and seeing their rivals Real Madrid win another trophy.

                                                                                              ESPN: wHaT wAs ThE lAsT StRaWWW???????