Barcelona have officially announced that Victor Valdes won’t continue at the club. U18 coach Fran Artiga, who has been at the club since 2010, replaces him as the Juvenil A coach.
Allegedly, the reason behind the dismissal is an internal conflict between the ex-goalkeeper and Patrick Kluivert.
Here is the list of controversies Valdes has been involved in recently:
- Valdes refused to take part in the third-place match at the Otten Cup as he was concerned with the number of injuries his players suffered during the tournament.
- The 37-year-old said ‘F*ck you’ to the referee during the league game and has been banned for two matches.
- Most recently, Victor was the only one who didn’t take part in the special dinner the club organized for the La Masia coaches.
Besides these controversies, the club is allegedly unhappy with the results the ex-player is showing. Barca U19 have now lost two UEFA Youth League matches, including the heavy 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Inter.