Victor Valdes sent off for shouting ‘f**k you’ at referee during first Barca U19s match

The Otten Cup - Eindhoven

Being part of La Masia is a huge honour for any coach. 

Barcelona's famous youth set-up has produced some of the greatest players of all time, particularly over the past couple of decades. 

It's an honour which was recently bestowed on former goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who has been appointed as head coach of the under-19s, or 'Juvenil A'. 

And it's certainly been an interesting start for the 37-year-old. 

In the summer, he pulled his players out of the Otten Cup, which was taking place in Eindhoven. 

Ahead of their third-place play-off against Everton, kicking off just an hour after their last game, he withdrew the team citing concerns about their wellbeing given the turnaround time between the two games. 

It wasn't until this weekend that he finally began his managerial career proper. 

This time, it went even worse. According to Sport, although Barcelona secured a 1-0 victory over Girona, it was marred by an incident involving Valdes. 

The ex-stopper was sent off for shouting "f*** you" at the referee in the final minutes as his side tried to close the game out. 

He may be new to this, but he must have suspected that that wasn't going to endear him to the officials. 

The Otten Cup - Eindhoven

A foul was given against a Barcelona youth player which prompted the tirade. 

Nevertheless, it is one which is likely to land him in hot water with the Spanish FA and could now result in a touchline ban. 

Valdes spent four years playing under Pep Guardiola and has Barcelona in his DNA, having made 535 appearances for the club.

When he does return, there will be plenty of eyes trained on how his managerial career unfolds.  

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