If Manuel falls through, Valentine not opposed to talking with Mets

Updated: October 3, 2008, 2:13 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | Special to ESPN.com

If the New York Mets are unable to sign Jerry Manuel to be their manager, Bobby Valentine sounds interested in returning to Queens.

Valentine is currently managing Chiba Lotte in Japan's professional league. He says he is happy there, but Valentine is not opposed to talking with the Mets. In an e-mail message, Valentine was asked: How much interest would you have in returning to manage the Mets?

"I am working for a team that needs me and wants me as their man," Valentine ...

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