Louis van Gaal: Managing Tottenham would have been easier

Louis van Gaal insists that he has no regrets about rejecting the chance to manage Tottenham Hotspur

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Louis van Gaal insists that he has no regrets about rejecting the chance to manage Tottenham Hotspur to take over at Manchester United.

The Dutchman took over from David Moyes at Old Trafford over the summer but is still without a win in the Premier League after three games.

Man United is still the number one club in England. Tottenham really is not

Louis van Gaal

Van Gaal was also linked with the Spurs job before the north London club appointed Mauricio Pochettino as Tim Sherwood’s successor.

However, Van Gaal insists that he is pleased with his decision to take charge at United.

“No, I don’t regret taking this job,” Van Gaal was quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror. “Yes, it is a massive job I have taken on at Manchester United. I realise that.

“And the situation is not worse than I thought. I knew what I would find on my plate. I could have opted for an easier job. If I had gone to Tottenham, the job would not have been as enormous as here at United.

“I could have easily gone to Spurs. But I chose the biggest challenge of all the jobs in football. And I really wanted to join the number one club in the country, not Tottenham.

“Financially, Tottenham was kind of as attractive as Man United. But, in my eyes, Man United is still the number one club in England. Tottenham really is not.”

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