- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

MADRID (AP) - Spanish club Athletic Bilbao says it has renewed the contract of coach Ernesto Valverde for another season, keeping him at the club until June 2017.

The 52-year-old Valverde has led the Basque team to some of its greatest successes recently. Athletic was runner-up to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final last season and won the Spanish Super Cup over the Catalan club for its first trophy in more than 30 years.

Under Valverde’s command, Athletic also qualified for the Champions League.

The club is seventh in this year’s Spanish league, 25 points behind leader Barcelona. It plays at Sporting Gijon on Sunday in the 28th round.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide