Gerard Pique has backed Ernesto Valverde to continue in his role as Barcelona manager, with his role under speculation.
There were talks that the Spaniard’s contract would expire at the end of the season, but Bartomeu said his contract expires in 2020.
However, Barcelona and Valverde have the option to terminate the contract one year early. Speaking after Barcelona’s 2-1 victory at Getafe on Sunday, Pique made his preference clear.
“It’s a decision that he will make and we will respect because he is the coach,” Pique said.
“We would be delighted if he decided to continue and he is doing a magnificent job.
“He brings calmness and he is producing results and showing that his way works.”