Legendary manager wants Premier League position.
Legendary Dutch manager Louis van Gaal has revealed he would love to manage in England before he retires, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 61-year-old has had a long and distinguished career in football management, with several spells in the Netherlands, Spain and Germany, but has so far never managed in the Premier League.
He was strongly tipped to be replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in 2002 when it was thought that the Scot was retiring, though his change of heart meant the move never took place.
Van Gaal was also a candidate for the Liverpool job last season, though it is unclear which clubs will have vacancies available next season, when he plans to quit as boss of the Dutch national team.
He is quoted as saying: “I’ve achieved everything I wanted. I will quit as national team boss in 12 months and hope I can go to England. If there is not a club for me in the Premier League, I will retire.”
Arguably van Gaal’s finest hour came as manager of Ajax when he led the team to Champions League glory in 1995, and he has also won league titles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, as well as guiding unfancied AZ Alkmaar to the title in Holland in 2009.