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.
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.
The aforementioned publication stated that Victor Valdes is eyeing a first team coaching job rather than being a part of the restructuring job at the Nou Camp.
New Barcelona president Laporta had reached out to Valdes as he gets to work on making the club great again after the disappointing tenure of Josep Maria Bartomeu as Barcelona president.
Victor Valdes had earlier returned to Barcelona in a coaching capacity under the Bartomeu presidential reign but it didn’t end well for him. He was the coach of the Juvenil team at the club on his return but he didn’t last long before his exit was announced. A Barcelona statement released back in October 2019 stated that Valdes has left the club after a few months.
Catalunya Radio said Valdes had a falling out with Barcelona official Patrick Kluivert and that ultimately led to his exit from the club two years ago. The fallout with ex-Barcelona striker Kluivert was said to be a big one.
Victor Valdes is a Barcelona legend after playing a big part in winning several major trophies for the Blaugrana. He spent 12 seasons at the Nou Camp with 535 games under his belt.