Having previously told the media in the UK that he would love to manage Manchester United, it seems as if Dutch manager Louis van Gaal is trying to keep his options open after the Spurs job became officially vacant. Speaking to his own, national press ahead of this summer’s World Cup, the 62 year old intimated that he was merely being polite when asked about the Old Trafford club.
“I said a few words last week about Manchester United because there were uninvited English journalists here and I thought it would be a little mean spirited if I did not answer a few of their questions,” Van Gaal said yesterday.
“I mumbled a few words to them and, from that, they write 60 full pages. But you can’t do anything about it.”
The Netherlands Head Coach peaked curiosity by hinting that United may not be the only team chasing his signature.
“You must wait until the process is complete. If you want to know more, then you must put questions to Manchester United, or perhaps to another club.
“I cannot say anything further about it.”
Don’t worry Louis you have already said enough and your comments have sparked a second wave of ‘Van Gaal to Tottenham’ stories. Previously, he had been accused of playing Spurs against United but Louis Van Gaal certainly knows how to play the media.