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Louis van Gaal says he would consider managing Tottenham Hotspur after the World Cup

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Louis van Gaal is eager to manage in the Barclays Premier League

Louis van Gaal is eager to manage in the Barclays Premier League

Louis van Gaal is eager to manage in the Barclays Premier League

Louis van Gaal, who steps down as coach of the Netherlands after the World Cup, has reiterated that he could consider managing Tottenham Hotspur in the future.

"I will definitely not be in charge for the Euro 2016 qualification campaign. I don't know where I will go next," said Van Gaal after the Euro 2016 draw in Nice.

"I have said before that a challenge should be a club in the Premier League,"

"Maybe Tottenham are coming, but first we have to go to Brazil. I will definitely not be in charge for the European campaign."

Tim Sherwood was initially handed the Spurs managerial role on a temporary basis after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked, before signing his own 18-month contract at White Hart Lane.

Spurs currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League, six points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli, meanwhile, has brushed aside rumours that he could be in charge of Tottenham next season.

The 56-year-old has yet to announce if he will continue in charge of Italy after the World Cup in Brazil, with his current deal expiring in July.

"Me to Tottenham next season? This is fantasy football," Prandelli said to Italian TV station Rai.

"Now it's too soon to talk about my future but after the friendly with Spain on March 5, we will have a meeting with (Italian Football Federation president Giancarlo) Abete and other federation members."

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Prandelli, who guided Italy to finish runners-up in Euro 2012, has won 22 and lost 10 of his 50 games in charge of the Azzurri so far.


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