Barcelona were set to appoint former Premier League boss before Valverde

2018-03-16 16:57:39

Former Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup was in the frame to succeed Luis Enrique at Barcelona last summer, before the Spanish giants opted for Ernesto Valverde.

The 53-year-old, who led Swansea to League Cup success in 2013, is currently working in Qatar but has been consistently linked with a return to Europe.

Laudrup, who made 167 appearances for Barca during a five-year stint as a player, still has regular communication with his former club and has been tipped to return.

And, according to Marca, the former attacking midfielder was in line to take over from Luis Enrique last summer.

However, the Spanish giants eventually opted for former Athletic Bilbao coach Valverde, who has proved a major hit since taking charge.

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