Barcelona are on a 4 match win less run and that has not helped Valverde’s Course as Barcelona Manager as Club authorities remain undecided over his future beyond the 2018/2019 Season.
Valverde did lead Barcelona to the League and Cup Triumph in the 2017/2018 Season but his Champions League credentials remains questionable.
The Camp Nou giants handed the former Athletic Club boss a two-year contract upon his appointment in the summer of 2017.
That deal includes the option for a 12-month extension, but neither side of that agreement has made a move to trigger that clause.
General manager Pep Segura admits future discussions are planned, but has told Sport: “Ernesto Valverde? He is on a two-year deal and there is an option to add a third, we will come to a decision which suits both parties.”
Seguar added: “We have a stronger squad than last season and that was the objective, we have achieved that.”
Improved showing in the League will improve the feeling at Camp Nou and a better perfomance in this Season’s Champions League will help Valverde’s standing with the bosses.