Old Trafford manager had other offers this season.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed he had offers from four other top clubs this summer, but chose a move to Old Trafford as it was the biggest challenge, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Dutchman guided the Dutch national team to the semi-finals of the World Cup this summer, beating host nation Brazil in the third-place playoff before then heading to England to take charge of the Red Devils.
Van Gaal is one of the biggest names in the coaching world, having enjoyed tremendous success at a number of other big clubs around Europe, such as Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
It is not clear which other clubs were after him this summer, but the 63-year-old insists he turned down chances to take over elsewhere as he wanted the big challenge of managing United.
“I had choices,” he revealed. “I could have chosen four other clubs, but this was the challenge for me and why I am here.”
Van Gaal took over from David Moyes after the Scot failed spectacularly in his task of replacing the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of the 2012/13 season.