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Louis van Gaal wants English job, but will it be Spurs or Manchester United?

Just a reminder that Spurs might not be van Gaal's best option.

Buda Mendes

Louis van Gaal is already the fan-anointed future manager of Tottenham Hotspur. He's leaving his post with the Netherlands national team after the World Cup and he's made it pretty clear that he would like to manage in England. This week, he talked about the subject again.

‘I have never experienced the atmosphere in England. Having won titles in Germany, Spain and his native Holland I want to win the league title in a fourth country. That's my objective and I want to fulfil it. Either that, or I will retire and move with my wife to Portugal ... Of course, I like the Bundesliga a lot, but I have already won the German title. I now want to win a major trophy in another country.'

So van Gaal is definitely interested in taking an English club job, and there's an excellent chance that Tottenham will be the biggest job available in England this summer.

But what if everything goes even more horribly wrong at Manchester United? What if they lose to Olympiacos at Old Trafford? And lose to Manchester City? And then lose to some relegation battlers and find a way to finish behind Southampton and Newcastle? And then Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata say that they'll never play for David Moyes again? Surely the cheapest board in the world couldn't keep Moyes then, even if his sacking would get them publicly trashed by Alex Ferguson.

I'm just letting you know all of this ahead of time so you're prepared for the heartbreak. It's very possible that United and Spurs could both have open positions, both approach van Gaal and he decides to be the master of a rebuilding project at OT. This isn't a lock.