After Ernesto Valverde was named Barcelona's coach for the next two seasons, ESPN FC looks at the five big issues the new boss needs to address to make sure his tenure is a success.
1. Build foundations in midfield
Barcelona's domination of the past decade was based on the supremacy of their midfield, with Xavi Hernandez the puppet master of a side that would utterly dominate opponents in the middle of the pitch, starving them of possession and crafting out chance after chance. Slowly, as Xavi and...
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