Valencia CF have reached an agreement with Mr. Ernesto Valverde to take charge of the first team through to June 30th, 2013. Valverde's career as a manager began at Athletic Club in 2003/04, where he qualified the team for the UEFA Cup and took them to the semi finals of the Copa del Rey. Later, he signed for RCD Espanyol for the 2006/07 season and took the team to the UEFA Cup final -losing on penalties against Sevilla. As manager of Olympiacos FC for two spells after a tenure at Villarreal CF, Valverde won the Greek league and Greek Cup in 2008/09, then the League once again in 2010/11 and a second domestic double the following season. The official presentation will take place this Monday, December 3rd, at 20:45 in the Sala Antonio Puchades press room.