What they have in common Ernesto Valverde and Ladislao Kubala?
Ernesto Valverde He stopped being the coach FC Barcelona. Extremadura technician went to the set FC Barcelona for two and a half seasons in which, curiously, He won two league titles and left the team as a leader at the time of his dismissal in the middle of the third.
This has not happened since the season 1991-1992 in which Real Madrid, in particular Ramón Mendoza, its president at that time, decided to dispense with Radomir Antic services when the set merengue also led the ranking. As data must say that the whole Madrid ended up losing the championship in one of the Tenerife leagues.
Returning to the case of Ernesto Valverde, we must note a curious coincidence that in common with a myth of football as was Ladislao Kubala and making them the only two people who have achieved in the history of football.
A boat soon you might think that some might have in common Extremadura (adopted by the Basque Country from young well) and the Hungarian (also it adopted the Spanish nationality and Slovak) but they are the only ones who have defended shirts FC Barcelona Y RCD Espanyol both as players and coaches.
Kubala It is one of the biggest stars in the history of the sport. The Hungarian came to Spain in 1950 and he belonged to the FC Barcelona eleven seasons. The Catalan elastic scored 205 goals in 275 matches. Just before hanging up his boots signed by the Espanyol with which he played the season 1963-1964 in which he played 35 games and scored 8 goals.
As a coach also had the opportunity to defend both shields (the three seasons Barça and to the Espanyol in which he directed neither more nor less than di Stéfano, Another myth was also parakeet). As for titles only managed 2 Both cups with the Catalans.
Meanwhile, Ernesto Valverde He debuted and began to emerge as a player in the ranks of the Espanyol. With Javier Clemente on the bench “ants” It was one of the protagonists of that template brushed UEFA Cup with fingertips. After two campaigns parakeet signed for the club where he spent two more with few opportunities but with a number of goals for the few games played (8 goals in just 12 matches as a titular).
Although his tenure at Barcelona was short-lived, Ernesto Valverde should not be out of work too long. His career in clubs like Espanyol, Valencia and Athletic Club de Bilbao speaks for itself. He led the Basque club to four consecutive top-seven, averaging 62.5 points and a goal difference of +12.75. In two seasons complete without it, Lions have averaged 48 points and a goal difference of -6 as we pointed out Sascha Paruk del portal SportsBettingDime. If Gaizka Garitano does not improve the current position of the team, do not be surprised if Valverde returns for a third spell with his former club.