Manchester United are eyeing an eleventh hour bid to lure Pep Guardiola to Old Trafford amid doubts over both Louis van Gaal AND Jose Mourinho, according to the Daily Mail.
The Bayern Munich coach will spark a scramble among top clubs this summer when he leaves the Allianz Arena at the end of his deal in June.
There had been widespread reports he has already agreed in principle to takeover at Manchester City next summer, though no official confirmation has come from either the club or manager.
However, Red Devils chief executive Ed Woodward is reportedly stepping up attempts to lure the 44-year old to Old Trafford instead.
While it is understood that the club are reluctant to sack current boss van Gaal, the situation has become so dire that he is being judged on a game by game basis after a run of no wins in six games.
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who was sacked last week, has also been linked with the post at the Theatre of Dreams should it become available.
Still, the Portuguese’s lack of interest in producing younger talent at any of the clubs he has been at is said to count against him landing the role.