Van Gaal said turned down Spurs, now waits for Manchester United

Louis Van Gaal

talkSPORT's Dutch football correspondent, Marcel van der Kraan, told listeners of the Thursday afternoon show that Dutch national team manager Louis Van Gaal turned the Tottenham Hotspur manager position down months ago, and now believes he is waiting for a move to Manchester United.

Listeners to the popular talkSPORT show, Hawksbee and Jacobs, were given a little insight into the Dutch way of thinking when it comes to Louis van Gaal. 

'He wants the biggest and the best, which he always has done in his career because he thinks he is the world's greatest manager, said van der Kraan.

'He only wants to go to England. He (van Gaal) said: 'if it's not England, it's not the Premier League then I will retire or I will take a five year sabbatical' as he calls it', he continued.

When asked about the possibility of a move to Tottenham, the journalist seemed fairly confident van Gaal was actually waiting on a move elsewhere - namely to Manchester United. 

'I think he knows he can go to Tottenham Hotspur, that has been done and dealt with early on in January. And I think it was only up to Louis van Gaal to say yes or no to it all. 

'And he had talks with (Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy who offered him the job right there and then and he said: 'Look I never do two jobs at any one time,' as van Gaal would because he is a very strong principled man. He was also for many years the leader of the players union, so you know, he does have very good principles. 

'He could have got it done, but he wanted to wait. The biggest question everybody in Holland has in the media, is why does he want to wait ? ....In our opinion, there is only one answer. He is waiting for the current champions, the reigning (Premier League) champions, Manchester United'.

The news of van Gaal supposedly waiting on Manchester United will be cause for concern among a certain section of Tottenham Hotspur supporters, who believe the Dutchman can restore the club to former glories. With Manchester United manager David Moyes still seemingly firmly in place at Old Trafford, however, this writer believes that if van Gall does end up at a Premier League club over the summer, it's more likely to be at Tottenham than Manchester United.

Dutch football expert tells talkSPORT: Louis van Gaal is waiting for Man United

 

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