Defending La Liga (Sapin’s top-flight football league) champions Barcelona announced on Friday that they have extended the contract of head coach Ernesto Valverde for another season and with the option to add another year.

Valverde, who took over at the Camp Nou in 2017 after joining from Athletic Bilbao, won the league and cup double last season.

“FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde, the first team coach, have reached an agreement to extend the contract between the two parties for another season (2019/20) with the option for one more (2020/21),” the club said in a statement.

Valverde’s previous contract would have expired at the end of this season.

(PTI Inputs)