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Football: Van Gaal remains open to Spurs approach

Published on Feb 24, 2014 8:57 PM

(REUTERS) - Louis van Gaal has said he would consider joining Tottenham Hotspur once his contract with the Dutch national football team finishes after this year's World Cup in Brazil.

The 62-year-old, who has coached Ajax Amsterdam, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, was linked to the Premier League club when Andre Villas-Boas was sacked in December.

Spurs eventually appointed youth development manager Tim Sherwood on an 18-month contract, but the Dutchman said he was still interested in the job.

"I will definitely not be in charge (of the Netherlands) for the Euro 2016 qualification campaign," van Gaal was quoted as saying following Sunday's draw for the European Championship.

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