I honestly believe its political/business for the majority.I don't get it. What is the board hoping for with EV? I compare the situation to Ten Hag 2 seasons ago. They were not playing well and there were talks of firing Ten Hag. He changed his tactics around and did something to try and change the situation. EV has done no changes at all the last 2 seasons and yet he is still here.
This board has interest Outside of football for which barca serve as a means.
So they want to continue the rosell/barto lineage they need to sway the cule’s.
For the most part they look at la liga and El classico to determine the board and its succesor preferable or not.
Purely on paper, Valverde is succesfull in both categories. Basically thanks to Messi and Madrid choking.
Cl’s and humiliations is more an international fanpointbof critique rather than that of the old newspaper reading sandwhich eating cule from catalonia.
So thats why the board prefers to keep valverde along with him being a total puppet who is easily controled and influenced while never pushing back.
Senior players also prefer to have him around to keep their minutes high/keep their salary and position.
So no reason to sack him from the boards point of view if you take their likely underlying motivation in mind.
If not they would have fired him after Roma.