Current Holland manager Louis Van Gaal has admitted England is his preferred next destination after his contract with the Dutch national team runs out after the World Cup this summer, according to the Metro.
Van Gaal's CV is an impressive one, with the likes of European giants Ajax, Bayern Munich and Barcelona being at the top of his managerial list. Van Gaal also won the Eredivisie with AZ Alkmaar.
The Dutchman has been linked with the Spurs job in the past, and if the board at Spurs believe Sherwood isn't the right man to take them forward despite his impressive start, despite distancing himself, Van Gaal has put himself right in the frame.
Van Gaal said: "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."
“Spurs? It could be another club - it depends on the vacancies, because Spurs was already with me."
“I prefer to be focused on this World Cup and now there’s another coach (at Spurs), so as coach you cannot say I go to that club or that club, it depends on circumstances and the vacancies.”
Van Gaal also commented on fellow countryman Robin van Persie, stating that he is enduring a "difficult" time at Manchester United, and that his performances for the Dutch national team will only improve with Van Persie setting out to impress with his technical abilities.
“The football from Man United now is for him, maybe difficult, but then he will wish to show his techniques. Techniques in the Dutch team for him is higher," he continued.
"The Dutch team might benefit, you never know.”
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