Louis van Gaal has hinted that he is still keen on taking the Tottenham job after the World Cup - but says he could end up with another club in England.
Van Gaal will lead the Netherlands to the World Cup in Brazil in the summer, but is expected to step down from that role and seek a job in club management afterwards.
The Dutchman was approached by Tottenham to take up the vacant managerial role at White Hart Lane following the departure of Andre Villas-Boas in December.
However he refused to take up the position before the World Cup, and former Tottenham midfielder Tim Sherwood was handed the job on an 18-month contract.
Speculation remains however that Spurs will appoint a new boss regardless of what Sherwood achieves this season.
Van Gaal, told reporters that he was still looking at a job in the Premier League and that a move to Tottenham could be an option - however he also refused to rule out a move to a different English club.
"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," he said.
"It could be another club (other than Spurs), it depends on the vacancies because Spurs were already with me.
"I prefer to be focused on this World Cup and now there's another coach (Tim Sherwood) so as coach, you cannot say 'I go to that club or that club', it depends on circumstances."
Before any potential move to England, Van Gaal is charged with winning the World Cup for his home country - something he fears may be affected by the Champions League scheduling.
"If Bayern Munich plays Manchester United in the final then I don't have my players, my captains," he explained.
"That's the calendar. I cannot change it. Only FIFA can change it, but FIFA has to speak also with UEFA."