Louis van Gaal has admitted he “maybe” should have joined Tottenham Hotspur instead of Manchester United.

The Dutchman was appointed by United in the summer of 2014 but has revealed there was also interest from Spurs.

He won the FA Cup with the Red Devils but his spell at the club was generally deemed a failure.

Tottenham hired Mauricio Pochettino instead and despite the fact the Argentinian hasn’t won a trophy in north London, his stint at Spurs has been positive.

And Van Gaal says he may have chosen the wrong club.

“Tottenham were a better selection because Manchester United were an old team and I knew I would have to transform them,” he told BBC Sport.

“Was it the wrong choice? Maybe, but I follow my heart. I worked at the number one team in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and now also in England.”

It is interesting to think where Spurs would be had they hired Van Gaal instead of Pochettino.

Van Gaal wins trophies wherever he goes, but he also brings unpredictability – and not always in a good way.

Despite his lack of silverware, Pochettino has brought consistency during a crucial spell at Tottenham as the club completes its transition from White Hart Lane to the new stadium.

What’s more, Van Gaal may not have accepted the current lack of spending and might have fallen out with chairman Daniel Levy.



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