Van Gaal plots future in England
Published 20/02/2014 | 14:47
The 62-year-old was heavily linked with the White Hart Lane post, which eventually went to Tim Sherwood, after the departure of Andre Villas-Boas earlier this season.
Van Gaal, in Brazil for a FIFA workshop for World Cup managers, told the Daily Mail: "I am mostly interested in England because I have been a coach in Spain, Germany, in the Netherlands so I think England is the next step in my career.
"It could be another club [other than Spurs], it depends on the vacancies because Spurs were already [in touch] with me.
"I prefer to be focused on this World Cup and now there's another coach [Sherwood] so as coach, you cannot say 'I go to that club or that club', it depends on circumstances."
"I think he should be great in the tournament because he loves to play in the Dutch squad," he said.
"The football from Man United now is, for him, maybe difficult but then he wishes to show his technique. Technique [levels] in the Dutch team [are] higher."