Lionel Messi have taken to his Instagram page, shortly after sacked coach Ernesto Valverde sent a message to Barcelona fans, to pen a heartfelt note to Valverde, sharing photos of them chatting on the pitch, the Argentine star wrote:
“Thanks for everything, mister. I’m sure you’ll go great wherever you go because, besides being a great professional, you’re a magnificent person. Good luck and a big hug.”
Valverde is to be replaced by Quique Setien following the club’s Spanish Super Cup semi-final 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid last week despite winning back-to-back league titles and guarding Barcelona to the top of La Liga Table.