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Tottenham Target Louis van Gaal ‘Monitoring’ Situation at Manchester United

Spurs facing competition from United and Spartak Moscow for Dutch boss.

Tottenham are facing competition from Spartak Moscow and Manchester United in their bid to make Louis van Gaal their manager next season, reports the Standard.

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Netherlands boss Van Gaal will step down after the World Cup and has been widely tipped to succeed Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has already admitted he rejected the chance to replace Andre Villas-Boas in December because he did not want a job share and Van Gaal is thought to have recently met Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to discuss taking the job after this summer’s tournament in Brazil.

However, Spartak are keen to lure the Dutchman to Russia, having previously tried and failed to land Van Gaal in 2011.

The 63-year-old has repeatedly said he wants to manage in the Premier League and it’s more likely Manchester United could scupper Spurs chances of appointing him.

Van Gaal is reportedly monitoring the situation at Old Trafford, where David Moyes is on thin ice after a calamitous first season in charge.

Sherwood has a contract until the end of next season but he is unlikely to remain in charge at Spurs after a failure to improve of Villas-Boas’ woeful performances against the Premier League top four.

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