Barcelona's midfielder Andres Iniesta (C) and teammates celebrate their victory past the trophy after the team won the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) final football match FC Barcelona vs Deportivo Alaves at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on May 27, 2017. JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona have revealed former player Ernesto Valverde as their new manager for the 2017/18 season.

The club confirmed on Monday that Valverde will replace outgoing manager Luis Enrique, who won the Copa del Rey in his final game in charge on Saturday.

Club president Josep Bartomeu spoke on the announcement.

“I personally spoke to Valverde and he is very happy and excited about the thrilling challenge that is to coach Barcelona,” Bartomeu said.

“Valverde has the ability, judgment, knowledge and experience. He loves football and has a style that is similar to Barca’s.”

“He is a hard worker and is passionate about using technology in training and in match management.”

The club made the announcement of a two-year contract (with a third-year option) following a board meeting, where they also unveiled a new playing strip for next season.

The news coincided with the news that Japanese company Rakuten would feature on the front as the club’s new global sponsor.

The new fit features Barcelona’s famous red and blue vertical stripes, however with a more modern look than in recent times.

“On the shirt, the vertical red bands are cast against a deep royal blue to form the updated stripe composition,” Nike explained in a statement.

“Detailing inspired by the club’s history and culture can be seen on the collar, which is partially defined by the Catalan flag, the Senyera.

“On the inside of the shirt the word “Forca” on the inner right sleeve and “Barca” on the left remind of inner club pride.’