Another chapter has been opened in the rich history of Spanish side, FC Barcelona following the naming of a new coach for the Catalan giants.

Barcelona Monday night confirmed the appointment of Ernesto Valverde as the club's new head coach, replacing Luis Enrique.

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu who last week said the club would announce Luis Enrique's successor on May 29,in a press conference on Monday confirmed the former Atheltic Bilbao boss as the new man in charge at Camp Nou.

"Valverde has the ability, the judgement, the knowledge and the experience. He promotes the youth players and he has a Barça way.

"He is a hard worker and he is a fan of using technology in training and in managing matches. "Ernesto Valverde's presentation as the new FC Barcelona coach will be this Thursday."

Valverde is a former Barca player, helping the club win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1989) and Copa del Rey (1990) during two years at the Nou Camp under Johan Cruyff.

His 15-year coaching career has included spells at Espanyol, Villarreal and Valencia in Spain but he has had most success in the Greek league, winning the title in all three of his seasons at Olympiakos, as well as two Greek Cups.

With his predecessor, Enrique raking in nine trophies in three years which included league and cup doubles in 2015 and 2016, the work for Valverde is well cut out with little or no margin for errors.