Hugely successful trainer wants one more challenge in his career before retiring.
Experienced Netherlands national team head coach Louis van Gaal has revealed that he is only interested in managing in the English Premier League after he leaves his current role with the Oranje after this summer’s Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The former Ajax, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss had been heavily linked with the Tottenham Hotspur role following the sacking of previous coach Andre Villas-Boas before Christmas.
However, the 62-year-old was not prepared to do both roles at the same time, despite meeting with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, although Van Gaal now says that he wants to manage in England next season.
“I am mostly interested in England because I have been a coach in Spain, Germany, in the Netherlands, so I think England is the next step in my career,“ he said.
“Spurs? It could be another club – it depends on the vacancies, because Spurs was already with me.
“I prefer to be focused on this World Cup and now there’s another coach (at Spurs), so as coach you cannot say I go to that club or that club, it depends on circumstances and the vacancies.”