Ernesto Valverde

The former Barca forward takes over from Luis Enrique and will be unveiled tomorrow.

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu says: “He’s very happy very excited, he has the ability, experience and knowledge.

“He loves youth football and he has the right style to coach this club and knows how the club works.

“He has a high work rate, he is passionate about football and interested in working with the latest technology.”