Barcelona very happy with Valverde, says Bartomeu

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Despite being on the verge of a double, reports are suggesting the Blaugrana boss is considering his future

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu dismissed questions over Ernesto Valverde's future, insisting the La Liga giants were happy with the coach.

Despite leading Barca to the Copa del Rey and almost certainly the La Liga title, Valverde has reportedly been considering his future.

But Bartomeu said the club were delighted with the coach, despite their stunning quarter-final exit against Roma in the Champions League.

"It's false. We're very happy with him," he told El Larguero.

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"It's his project, we're not talking about it. Someone will have said it, but not the board or the club.

"Nobody doubts Valverde, not after Rome. To recover from defeats, success is assured. A double closes an excellent season."

Barca are 11 points clear atop La Liga ahead of a trip to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday, with a draw enough to clinch the title.

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