Barcelona News: Ernesto Valverde signs a new contract at the Nou Camp

Ernesto Valverde has signed a new contract in Barcelona to commit his future in the Nou Camp until 2020.

It is also the option for a further season on the agreement to extend it until 2021.

Valverde won La Liga and the Copa del Rey in his debut season, with the Blaugrana well placed in both competitions again this season.

Lyon await the Champions League round of 16, while Valverde pledges to make amends for their collapse in the quarter-finals of last season against Roma.

Barcelona has also been close to closing an unbeaten campaign in the Liga, losing the campaign against Levante late to make the historic success fail.

Valverde has supervised 96 games, winning 65 for a winning percentage of 68 percent, as well as scoring 233 goals and conceding only 78.

Real Valladolid took the lead in the Liga before going to Lyon for the first game of their last 16 position.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has extended his contract (AFP / Getty Images)

A six-point advantage in the league should allow Valverde to prioritize Europe in the coming weeks, with former Athletic Bilbao having been set to talk to the media at 16:00.

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