Former ​Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has stated that he would rather work in Australia instead of coaching in the ​Premier League. The former Athletic Bilbao manager was sacked by the Catalans earlier this season and he has been a free agent ever since.

And as would be expected with a person in his position, he was asked whether he would like to manage a club in England, to which he responded by claiming that he would like to coach in Australia instead.

"People ask me sometimes 'How about the Premier League?', and I say 'Well, actually I'd like to go to Australia'," he said, as reported by the Daily Mail.

He then went onto claim that football careers don’t last long, which is why he is always open to going to “strange places” before adding that he is not yet thinking about his next job since he has only just been out of work after being relieved off his duties at the Camp Nou.

"A career in football does not last forever and sometimes you think you have to take the opportunity to live in strange places.

"I haven't been out of work for very long so I don't have to decide anything yet, I haven't got a very clear idea at the moment (but) it's possible I'd go somewhere abroad. The truth is I like to do strange things so I wouldn't rule it out."