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Manchester United target wants to coach in the Premier League

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Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have been boosted in their alleged pursuit of Louis van Gaal, after the Holland head coach revealed his ambition to manage in the Premier League.

The Daily Star reports how the 62-year-old Dutchman has been tipped for a move to England following the 2014 World Cup this summer, with possible openings becoming available at Old Trafford and White Hart Lane.

Current Red Devils boss David Moyes is under increasing pressure after a disastrous debut campaign with the reigning Premier League champions.

Van Gaal is believed to be under consideration by the Manchester United hierarchy to replace the 50-year-old Scot in the summer, and if so they'll be encouraged by his latest comments.

"It is my ambition to become coach of one of the big teams once again, in the Premier League," he said. "I have never felt the atmosphere there before.

"I also want to win the championship in four countries. That is my ambition. I want to accomplish that. Otherwise I will retire and enjoy life with my wife Truus in our house in Portugal."

Tottenham have also been credited with an interest in hiring Van Gaal as Tim Sherwood's position as head coach at White Hart Lane looks to be increasingly uncertain.

Sherwood signed an 18-month contract after replacing Andre Villas-Boas in December, but with Spurs looking like missing out on the Champions League again, chairman Daniel Levy could wield the axe once again.

Van Gaal played down suggestions he could return to the Bundesliga, paving way for a summer tussle between Manchester United and Tottenham for the Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.

"Of course the Bundesliga excites me," he added in an interview with Audi Star Talk. "I have already explained my liking for the German mentality. That always excites me.

"But I won the championship in Germany already and I want to accomplish that in another big country."

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