Following Ernesto Valverde’s unceremonious sacking by FC Barcelona, star man Lionel Messi took to social media to share his reaction to the news.
After two and a half seasons at the club, Valverde was sacked early on Tuesday morning and replaced by former Real Betis manager Quique Setien.
Following the announcement, Messi took to Instagram to share a message of thanks and support to his former boss.
“Thanks for everything, gaffer,” Messi wrote on Instagram, as translated by AS.
“I’m sure everything will go well for you wherever you go because, as well as being a top professional, you’re also a top person. Good luck and a big hug.”
Valverde won two LaLiga titles during his time at the Camp Nou, but it is believed his inability to secure UEFA Champions League glory ultimately led to his dismissal