Ernesto Valverde's sacking teaches everyone 3 important life lessons within 24 hours
The coach left Camp Nou after two and a half-season. Although not everyone linked how his team played, it's hard not to respect Ernesto Valverde as a person.
1. Think before acting
Sacking a coach at mid-season is never an easy task but Barca's board somehow managed to blow the whole thing out of proportion. They held negotiations with other coaches while Ernesto Valverde still remained in charge, at least on paper.
The club, for some reason, didn't even try to hide the fact that they were talking to Xavi over an immediate switch. Then, it took them an eternity to agree on a contract with Quique Setien. As a result, they officially announced Valverde's sacking and Setien's appointment only late at night. The whole saga was a complete mess.
2. Duty above everything else
Two days before the official announcement, it was already clear that Valverde's future at Barca came to an end. However, there was still a lot of paperwork to be done before the club could make everything public. The Spaniard's dismissal only happened late on Monday.
Still, the coach showed up for the morning training session that day and carried it out as usual. Likely, he already knew what was going to happen later in the day.
3. Stay classy in defeat
Despite the disrespectful way the board treated him, Valverde drove by the club's facilities to say goodbye to the squad and the staff he had been working with since 2017. Later on, he published a heartwarming letter thanking everyone at the club.
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