“Premier League? I would like to go to Australia ‘: Former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde wanted to lead Down Under while speaking for the first time since being fired by LaLiga giants
- Valverde, who won two LaLiga titles with Barca, enjoys a rare break
- He was an ax, despite the fact that Barca was equal to Real Madrid at the top of LaLiga
- The 56-year-old attended the Bilbao International Football Summit on Thursday
Barely a month since he was fired as a coach from Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde has started thinking about his next management task, but he thinks he’s going somewhere off the beaten track.
Valverde, who won two LaLiga titles with Barca, enjoys a rare break in an 18-year career and took him to some of Spain’s top clubs such as Valencia and Athletic Bilbao, as well as two stints with Greek giants Olympiakos.
“People sometimes ask me” What about the Premier League? “and I say,” I would really like to go to Australia, “said 56-year-old Valverde at the Bilbao international football top on Thursday.
Former Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde (left) talks to former Arsenal boss Unai Emery in Bilbao
“A career in football does not last forever and sometimes you think you should take the opportunity to live in strange places.”
His first media appearance since he was fired by the Catalans in January and replaced by Quique Setien, expressed his appreciation for the decision of former player Andres Iniesta to move to the Japanese side of Vissel Kobe when he left Barca in 2018.
“I applauded Andres when he told me he was going to Japan. I thought “Wow, he gets a different culture and different people to understand,” and I’m also very interested in Japan, “Valverde added, who is an enthusiastic photographer outside of football.
Valverde was fired even though Barcelona was on a par with Real Madrid at the top of LaLiga
‘You can take great photos in Japan. There are many places I would like to go. We will see what I will do in the end.
‘I have not been out of work for that long, so I don’t have to decide anything, I don’t have a very clear idea at the moment.
‘It is possible that I will go somewhere abroad. The truth is that I like to do strange things, so I don’t exclude it. ”