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Víctor Valdés resigns at Horta and will return to Barcelona at the hands of Laporta

From this Thursday, Victor Valdes stopped being coach of the UA Horta, With which he terminated his contract by mutual agreement after the dispute in his last game against the bottom of Group 5-B, UE Sants, 2-0. It was a decision that had already been made before and not consummated after the defeat of his team. Your announcement goes hand in hand with the more than possible return of Joan Laporta to the Barcelona Soccer Club, clear favorite to win the elections that, in principle, should take place next Sunday, January 24.

“The UA Horta and Victor Valdes They have reached an agreement to terminate their contract. From the club we want to thank you for your effort, professionalism and commitment shown since your arrival. We wish you the best of luck in his new personal and sporting stage», Announced the Catalan club, which leaves it ninth classified – out of 11 teams – with only two wins, three draws and five defeats in a short experience and with occasional controversies.

The president of the entity, Paco Carmona, made public the coach’s departure, the early decision in recent days and the project that begins now with Joan Laporta in statements to betevé: «The coach has already told me that it was his last game. Thanking the staff for their work over the past few months. He has told me that he is leaving because he has a new project with Joan Laporta. Therefore, we have finished a stage ».

Victor Valdes began his stage on the benches in 2018 taking charge of the Youth A bench of the Moratalaz Sports School. It was a remarkable first experience for the former goalkeeper, retired from the pitch at the beginning of that year after closing his career at the Middelesbrough. He had an excellent season with the Madrid club after proclaiming himself league champion and lifting the Champions Cup in the category after beating Real Madrid C.

That earned him to return to Barcelona and train the Youth A of the club, one of the most important The farmhouse. His experience, for different reasons, was short. His time in the entity was very controversial, different scuffles and some strange behavior, led the club to his dismissal in mid-October.

The UA Horta Third Division bet on him this season. There he was not without controversy either. His encounter with some of his players was heard this past December, whom he fired since he did not have them. Are Adri Giménez, David Corominas and Sergi Moreno. It was the latter who, in statements to betevé, explained, in his opinion, what happened: «Valdes has treated me like shit. The one who has lost his ways and has done things wrong is not Horta, but Víctor Valdés. We were doing physical training in the gym, he approached me, Adri and Coro and told us that he no longer counted on us, that he was not what he expected in terms of football. It is thought that he is playing FIFA, as if the players were trading cards.

Laporta wants you on his team

The harmony between Joan Laporta and Victor Valdes it was always good during the previous term in the presidency of the now candidate and after separating both from the paths of the club. The lawyer was one of the guests at the goalkeeper’s wedding in June 2017. In the middle of the electoral campaign, and the postponement of the elections already consummated due to the mobility restrictions imposed by the Generalitat in Catalonia, in the coming weeks it will be his own Laporta the one who must bind Valdes with his own voice candidacy. Possibly, he will once again have an important role in one of the benches of La Masía.

Until now Laporta He has revealed little about his project, although it has been enough to receive great support from the partners. Collected 10,257 signatures, more than double that Victor Font and close to quadrupling those he got Toni Freixa. The one who was president already indicated that he wanted to return to the club the cruyffista model: «We will give top priority to the project, the model, the culture and the sports philosophy of the club. With that feeling as a philosophy of life we ​​will win again. We have winning morale and we will work very hard so that Barça is once again an engine of optimism ».