Van Gaal admits Premier League desire - Tottenham calling?

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Holland manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that he wants to manage in England - sparking further rumours of a move to Tottenham.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is poised to lead the Dutch national team to Brazil in the World Cup this summer, but rumours continue to link the 62-year-old with a move to the Premier League after the tournament - and Tottenham Hotspur are the clear favourites.

The White Hart Lane club are currently managed by Tim Sherwood, who took over from Andre Villas-Boas in December, but results haven't considerably improved, leading to much speculation that chairman Daniel Levy will look to replace the 45-year-old with a more experienced manager in the summer.

Whilst Italians Cesare Prandelli and Luciano Spalletti have also been linked with the post, van Gaal is the hottest name in the frame those rumours will only intensify after the ex-Ajax manager admitted that he will either become a Premier League manager or retire from coaching.

"My ambition is to coach a top team in the Premier League. I have never experienced the atmosphere in England," Van Gaal said. "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," he added.

Van Gaal has also been linked with replacing David Moyes at Manchester United in recent times, and whilst the Red Devils may arguably offer a more realistic chance of winning the Premier League title next season than Spurs, the position in North London currently looks more likely to be available - for now.

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