Louis Van Gaal has admitted that he would love to become the new manager of Manchester United, BBC Sport reports.
The current Holland manager is the favourite to succeed David Moyes, who was sacked from the post following United's 2-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park last month.
The 62-year-old spoke about the vacant United job at the start of a three-day World Cup training camp with the Netherlands.
"I would love the job," said Van Gaal. "I hope that I shall be the one. It's the biggest club in the world and it's a fantastic challenge."
Van Gaal has managed some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich and enjoyed success at every stop.
He is now in his second spell in charge of the Holland national team but he refused to confirm that he will become the new Manchester United manager.
"You (the media) are thinking I'm the man but the most important thing is whether Manchester United are thinking that," he said.
"You have to wait and see what the club decides. It's always the same - it's always a process and you have to wait for the process, the press are always too fast."
With Holland participating in the World Cup in Brazil this summer, Van Gaal won't be free until they are eliminated - which could be in mid-July.
This would mean United wouldn't have to pay any compensation to the Dutch FA for Van Gaal due to his contract running out at the end of the tournament.
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