Tottenham latest: Hoddle would welcome return, Van Gaal distances himself from job

Some of the key stories related to Tottenham Hotspur on this Thursday evening.

Holland coach Louis Van Gaal has distanced himself from taking over as Tottenham Hotspur manager according to the Daily Mirror.

The Mirror quotes Van Gaal talking to Dutch broadcaster NOS, saying that he doesn’t want to juggle managing a club with the Dutch national side.

‘Everyone who knows me knows I won’t do two jobs at the same time.

‘I’ve always said that I want to work in the Premier League, so there’s a chance.

‘But I’ve also read that Frank De Boer and Guus Hiddink were in the picture.’

Glenn Hoddle has told TalkSport that he could work with the club’s technical director Franco Baldini, saying it’s ‘a club that’s in his blood.’

He said: ‘I love this club. I want this club really to do well and have success and if they want me to go in until the end of the season, I would do that. I wouldn’t do that for any other club.

‘There is an affinity between that club and myself and the fans. At this moment in time, Tim Sherwood has said he wants long-term or not at all. He has been bold in saying that and he is in pole position, but I am there as a support system if needed.’

Mousa Dembele didn't talk about the managerial position after Tottenham's 3-2 win over Southampton yesterday, which was Tim Sherwood's first win in temporary charge, but instead focused on taking all three points from St Mary's.

He's quoted in The Independent saying: 'If everybody is motivated we can do big things, and you saw that in the second half.

'I think we are a very good team and it is important we win the game for anyone.'

Two high profile first teamers have been in a training ground friendly for a Spurs XI against Brighton in the form Lewis Holtby and Etienne Capoue. Darren McQueen and Ruben Lameiras scored as the game finished 2-2.

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