Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has always had admiration for departing Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde.
Valverde set to be named new coach of Barcelona and wants Herrera to join him.
Herrera has always had a soft spot for Valverde: “I’ve had some wonderful managers: Marcelino, who gave me my debut; Gay, Aguirre, Bielsa, Valverde, who made the biggest impression on me due to the way he was in the dressing room and because he’s a fantastic guy.
“Then Van Gaal and now Mou, who is the most successful manager along with Guardiola. He’s won leagues in four countries and the Champions League with Inter and Porto. “
Of all of them it’s worth highlighting that Herrera says the next Barça manager is the one which influenced him the most: “Not just in terms of football, but for his way of being, the way he was in the dressing room, working with those that did and didn’t play. He is a crack.”