Man Utd make contact with former Barcelona boss amid managerial search

Manchester United are said to be considering a move for former Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde.

United are on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the weekend.

The Reds have put together an underwhelming start to the season after finishing second in the Premier League last season and spending heavily over the summer.

The search for their next boss has involved the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino, but there is a new man in the frame.

According to Fabrizio Romano, United have made ‘direct contact’ with former Barcelona boss Valverde.

Valverde has been out of work since leaving Barcelona in 2020, though intentionally, the former Blaugrana boss taking a break.

United may be a tempting challenge for him, but according to the report, he would only be considered as an interim option.

The Reds are said to be open to hiring an interim boss until the end of the season, though it is unclear whether Valverde would consider taking such a temporary role.

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