All change for coaches in La Liga

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ERNESTO VALVERDE left Ath­letic Bil­bao and took over from Luis En­rique as coach of Barcelona. Now 53, he played un­der Jo­han Cruyff at Barca be­fore a lengthy spell at Bil­bao, where he be­gan his coach­ing ca­reer.

He had spells with Es­panyol, Olympiakos, Vil­lar­real and Va­len­cia, be­fore as a sec­ond pe­riod at Bil­bao, dur­ing which he beat Barca to win the 2015 Span­ish Su­per Cup.

AN­GEL ZIGANDA re­placed Ernesto Valverde at Bil­bao, while ED­UARDO BERIZZO was ap­pointed by Sevilla to re­place Ar­gentina-bound Jorge Sam­paoli. MARCELINO be­came the sixth coach of Va­len­cia in the past two years.

Barca’s choice... Ernesto Valverde

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