VALDES: BORO CAREER REVEALED

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes signed for Middlesbrough on the back of his issues with Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United. The then Manchester United boss claimed that Victor Valdes has been placed on the transfer list after failing to turn out for the reserves. He was frozen out of the first team at Old Trafford despite being registered in the Premier League squad. Valdes saw a move to Turkish Super League giants Beskitasfall through at the start of2016. He went on to join Standard Liege on loan for the remainder of the 2015/16 campaign.

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Victor Valdes signed a two-year deal at Boro upon joining them at the end of his contract with the Red Devils. The Spanish international shot stopper signed for the midlands club as a free agent on July 7, 2016. His move to Boro was influenced by compatriot AitorKaranka. He played his first game for Middlesbrough against Stoke City. His debut against the Potters ended in a 1-1 draw in the Premier League clash held on August 13, 2016.
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VALDES SET FOR BARCELONA COACHING ROLE

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes is set to return to the club for a coaching role for the second time according to Spanish publication SPORT. It was revealed that the Joan Laporta-led board is on the verge of finalising his return to the club. The return of Victor Valdes to the Nou Camp could be finalised as early as this month as revealed by the aforementioned media outlet.

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Valdes is on course to be named in a coaching capacity at Barcelona when SergiBarjuan is confirmed as the head coach for the second team known as Barcelona B. The dismissal of Garcia Pimientafrom his role as the Barcelona B head coach was a surprise for the majority of the Spanish football fans and his place is set to go to Barjuan. Barjuan will take over the Barcelona youth setup and Victor Valdes will be part of his technical staff though his role is undefined at the moment.
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VALDES REJECTS BARCELONA RETURN – REPORT

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes has reportedly rejected the offer to return to the club under the new presidential era of Joan Laporta. This is according to the report from Diario Sport which disclosed that Victor Valdes has made the decision not to return to the Nou Camp.

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It was earlier reported that the retired Spanish international shot stopper was on course to return to the club as a goalkeeping coach following the election of Laporta as the new Barcelona for a second time in March but Valdes has made the decision to stay away from the job as he has his sights on another job.
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VALDES SET FOR BARCELONA COACHING ROLE

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes is setto take up a coaching role at the club according to the latest reports coming out of the Spanish media.

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It was revealed that the former Barcelona shot stopper is on course to become a coach at his beloved club. Victor Valdes came through the famed La Masia Academy before making his debut for the club in 2002. He spent twelve years with the first team squad at the Nou Camp before he left in 2014.
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VALDES REJECTS CHANCE TO RETURN TO BARCA

Former Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has reportedly declined the opportunity to return to the Camp Nou as a goalkeeping coach after he was handed the chance by newly-elected Barca president Joan Laporta.

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During the elections, Diario Sport reported that a Valdes return could be on the cards if Laporta emerged winner, but that will not be happening after the plans fell through. According to reports, the reason for Valdes’s refusal to return to the Camp Nou to become a goalkeeping coach is that he is more interested in becoming a first-team coach and already got an offer elsewhere from an unnamed club.
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VALDES: INTERNATIONAL CAREER CAREER EXPOSED

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes saw his opportunities limited for the Spanish national team during his professional career due to the preference of Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas and Pepe Reina.

Victor Valdes was restricted to just 20 caps for the Spanish La Furia Roja during his time with the national team. His 20 appearances for Spain came within a four-year period between 2010 and 2014. Continue reading “VALDES: INTERNATIONAL CAREER CAREER EXPOSED”

Philippe Coutinho refuses to rule out Liverpool return

Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has refused to rule out a potential return to Liverpool in the future. The 28-year-old made the switch to the Catalan giants from the Reds in January 2018 and he has since experienced mixed set of fortunes. Coutinho won the La Liga title with the Blaugrana during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 campaigns, but he was not overly impressive with his league performances.


As a result, he was loaned out to Bayern Munich last term where he was able to revive his career with a few standout performances. One of them came off the bench against the Blaugrana in the Champions League quarter final where he bagged two goals and an assist in the stunning 8-2 win which contributed to manager Quique Setien’s dismissal. Continue reading “Philippe Coutinho refuses to rule out Liverpool return”

VALDES IS ONE OF THE BEST GOALKEEPERS EVER – ONANA

Ajax goalkeeper André Onana has said that former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is one of the best goalkeepers to have ever played the game. Onana was formerly a youth goalkeeper at Barcelona but was not able to make it to the first-team before leaving the Catalan giants and moved to the Netherlands, joining Ajax in the process.

The Cameroon Ian international shot-stopper revealed this in an interview with Sport as he recalled how much of an influence Valdes was to his career at a really young age. According to Onana, Victor Valdes has been the best goalkeeper with his hands Onana said Valdes had an incredible pair of hands and that after being involved in a lot of training sessions with the former Spain goalkeeper, he learned a lot from him. Continue reading “VALDES IS ONE OF THE BEST GOALKEEPERS EVER – ONANA”

VALDES: HORTA MANAGERIAL PERFORMANCE EXAMINED

 

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes has struggled a little bit in his first big test as a football club manager. The Ex-Spanish international shot stopper was appointed the manager of Unio Atleticad’ Hortain the fourth tier of Spanish football earlier this year.  Victor Valdes was given a one-year deal until next summer. The 38-year-old turned to management shortly after he retired from football. His last appearance as a professional player came at English Championship team Middlesbrough three years ago (2017). Victor Valdes acquired his coaching licence alongside his ex-Spanish national teammates. The likes of Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernandez and Raul Gonzalez also did their coaching badges. Victor Valdes and Xavi Hernandez were teammates at Barcelona for several years.

His coaching career started with the youth teams of amateur club ED Moratalaz. During his time at the club from 2018 to 2019, Victor Valdes won two regional titles. He left the club for Barcelona in 2019 and was in charge of the Juvenil A side at the Catalan club before his time at the Nou Camp proved to be brief.Victor Valdes spent less than three months at Barcelona before he was sacked. His first job as the manager of a professional club has not gone according to plan as a lot more was expected from him.
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Rivaldo: Coutinho should return to Premier League

Barcelona legend Rivaldo believes Philippe Coutinho should return to the Premier League in order to find his old form. The Brazil international parted ways with Liverpool to join the Blaugrana in January 2018, but he failed to perform consistently as he was played out of position on the left side of the attack.

Last summer, he made the move to Bayern Munich on loan and his spell has been a mixed one despite contributing nine goals and eight assists for the club. Coutinho make a quick start to the proceedings from the number 10 position, but his performances have faded during the backend of the campaign where Thomas Muller has got the regular nod over him. Continue reading “Rivaldo: Coutinho should return to Premier League”