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.
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.
Barcelona legend Victor Valdes returned to the club initially as the Juvenile A coach before he left the role after some weeks. His exit at the time was due to disagreements with the last Barcelona board led by then president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The current board under new president Joan Laporta is working to oversee a revamp of the club’s youth system. The target for Laporta and the Barcelona board directors is for the famed La Masia Academy to regain its prominence.
Barcelona legend Valdes attained the status at the club after coming through the youth system. He spent several years at the club, winning numerous major trophies including three Champions League titles. Victor Valdes was a key member of the Barcelona squad that won the Champions League title under Frank Rijkaard in 2006 and under Pep Guardiola in 2009 and 2011. He went on to play for Middlesbrough and Manchester United later in his career.