Holland national coach Louis van Gaal has revealed he would welcome a move to the Premier League following speculation that Tottenham will make an approach after the World Cup.

Gaal, 62, was linked with the White Hart Lane job after Andre-Villas Boas was sacked earlier this season but the role went to Tim Sherwood, who signed an 18-month contract.

The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona manager confirmed he would not continue as Holland boss beyond the finals this summer in Brazil and suggested that a move to England would present him with a "new challenge".

Quoted in the Guardian, Gaal said: "I will definitely not be in charge for the Euro 2016 qualification campaign. I don't know where I will go next.

"Normally I go with my pension, and go live in Portugal (where he owns a property) but maybe there will come a new challenge.

"I have said before that a challenge should be a club in the Premier League. That's a challenge.

"Maybe Tottenham are coming but, first, we have to go to Brazil," he added.

But last week the 62-year-old has stressed he would not limit his options to the north London club.

Gaal, who is out of contract with the Oranje after the World Cup 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, it depends on vacancies because Spurs were already in touch with me," he added.

Current Spurs boss Tim Sherwood will be hoping the club extends his current deal after making a relatively good start at the helm, but of course Van Gaal's arrival would see him miss out.

The 45-year-old is under pressure to deliver Champions League football to White Hart Lane after the club spent over £100million in the summer transfer window.

The Lilywhites currently sit fifth in the league, five points behind Liverpool after losing to Norwich 1-0 on Sunday.

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