Guardiola shows support to under-fire Barca manager

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 Guardiola shows support to under-fire Barca manager

Pep Guardiola shows support to under-fire Barca manager Ernesto Valverde.

Ernesto Valverde came under intense fright he could have his job given to another hand after his men failed on their way to Champions League final against Liverpool despite 3-0 first leg win.

As if that was not enough, trying to mend their wounds in the Copa Dey Rel, the Laliga Champions again fell to third placed Valencia during the finals.

But Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu announced that the under-fire Barca managerwill be continue his role despite a disappointing end to the season.

“Away from the great friendship that we have, Ernesto is spectacular,” the Manchester City coach said at the basketball match between Manresa and Real Madrid on Sunday.

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“He’s done a very good job. Sure he lost the Champions League, we all did.

“[He’s in charge of] a team that has won two leagues in a row and plays good football, I’m happy that he’s staying.

“Barcelona continue being loyal to his style.”

The Catalans were knocked out of the Champions League after they were beaten heavily by Liverpool at Anfield in the semi-finals.

“Barcelona and Liverpool are very good teams,” Guardiola said. “Liverpool are champions of Europe, they’re very strong.

“When the standard is so high, if one team has a bad game, that’s when you lose.”

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Pep beat Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to the Premier League title, despite the Reds picking up 97 points during the campaign.

“We have an amazing rivalry, but not only with [Liverpool], there are five other strong teams and that’s why the Premier League is so tough,” Guardiola said.

“Next season we will start from zero and we’ll see what happens.”

Hopeful rumors have been on the air that Guardiola may return to Barcelona whenever the coach’s position is unstable.

“I’ve already had my time as coach, now there are new generations. It’s always about me going to the Camp Nou.”

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