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Valverde and Unzué both arrived at FC Barcelona during the same season, 1988. The signings were made when Johan Cruyff was on the bench, and the attacker and goalkeeper played two campaigns together; 1988/89 and 1989/90. After winning a European Cup Winners Cup and a Copa del Rey, Valverde and Unzué were separated. Both coaches know each other very well and forged a great friendship during their time at Barça. "Unzué is a student, and the fact that he has an internal knowledge of the team makes it an advantage," Valverde said at his press conference before the Barça-Celta game earlier this season. The Navarrese was Luis Enrique’s assistant for three seasons (2014-2017), and was also ... Full story

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