Valverde, the sixth coach to win his first two league campaigns for Barça

Valverde, the sixth coach to win his first two league campaigns for Barça

The third coach in the last decade to reach this goal

After beating Levante 1-0 at the Camp Nou, FC Barcelona lifted its 26th league title. An eighth domestic championship in the last eleven years, and  the tenth for Lionel Messi. It's also the second in two seasons for Ernesto Valverde, a goal reached by only five coaches previously in the history of the club.

Celebració sobre la gespa
Celebració sobre la gespa

The coach from Viandar de la Vera has won the 2017/18 and 2018/19 league titles, a record that only Luis Enrique Martínez, Josep Guardiola, Louis van Gaal, Helenio Herrera and Enrique Fernández can match.

Coaches who have won the league in their first two seasons

SEASON COACH
1947/48 Enrique Fernández
1948/49 Enrique Fernández
1958/59 Helenio Herrera*
1959/60 Helenio Herrera
1997/98 Louis Van Gaal
1998/99 Louis Van Gaal
2008/09 Josep Guardiola
2009/10 Josep Guardiola
2010/11 Josep Guardiola*
2014/15 Luis Enrique Martínez
2015/16 Luis Enrique Martínez
2017/18 Ernesto Valverde
2018/19 Ernesto Valverde

 

* Helenio Herrera made his debut as coach of FC Barcelona at the end of the 1957/58 season.
* Guardiola won three consecutive leagues.

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