Despite speculation linking him with the Manchester United job, Louis van Gaal remains favourite to take over at Spurs after this summer’s World Cup but the link with Old Trafford could be a concerning one.
Van Gaal’s record as a club manager is impressive – four Eredvisie titles with two clubs including the unfancied AZ, plus league titles in Germany and Spain and a host of cup trophies in all three countries. Whenever a new manager joins, it’s always a step into the unknown but there’s no doubting the pedigree of this man.
The gamble however, isn’t with the 62 year olds’ record, it’s a question of whether he is using this as a stepping stone to the Manchester United job. It’s already being claimed in some areas that Spurs have turned their attentions elsewhere in the belief that Van Gaal is using us to strengthen his position with the Old Trafford club.
After wasting another season, the last thing the club needs is another Jacques Santini who left the club after a few weeks for admittedly different reasons. Even if United do decide to give David Moyes another chance, a poor start to the next campaign should see the Scot on his way and that, in turn, might make Louis Van Gaal too much of a gamble as far as the Spurs’ manager’s job is concerned.