Soccer

van Gaal yet to sign as manager of Man United; has "options"

{eot}
The Canadian Press
5/7/2014 3:03:34 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has played down speculation that he will manage Manchester United next season, saying Wednesday that he has other options open as he seeks a job for after the World Cup.

Van Gaal told Dutch media that he hasn't made a decision about his future.

The 62-year-old Dutchman is stepping down as national team coach after the World Cup in Brazil and has been widely tipped to take over at Old Trafford to replace the sacked David Moyes.

"There are more clubs interested. I have more options," Van Gaal said at a Netherlands training session. "It is a process we're in and everybody has to wait patiently on my choice and that of the clubs."

Tottenham also has been linked with Van Gaal, who is regarded as one of the top coaches in Europe after winning domestic titles in the Netherlands, Spain and Germany, the latter two as coach of Barcelona and Bayern Munich. He also won the Champions League in 1995 with Ajax.

United is ready to wait until the end of the Premier League season, which finishes on Sunday, before making an announcement on Moyes' successor.

"There is no deal yet," Van Gaal told respected Dutch football magazine Voetbal International. "There are papers that write I have already signed, there are even assistants named. It's a pity it goes this way.

"There are more clubs interested in Louis van Gaal. We will see which choice I make and which choice the clubs make."

Louis van Gaal  (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Podcasts

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Frank Klopas: Sept. 18

Following Wednesday night's Champions League win, we catch up with the Impact's Head Coach

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Tommy Smyth: Sept. 18

We recap the UEFA Champions League Matchday 1 and sneak a peak at Tommy's legendary prediction ways.

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason deVos & Kristian Jack - September 15

Luke, Jason and KJ are back in-studio to talk Toronto FC dysfunction, Tim Leiweke's comments, the Whitecaps playoff push, EPL & more.


More Podcasts

Premier League Shows on TSN.ca

TSN.ca is Canada's exclusive home to highlight and feature programs from the Barclay's Premier League. Check out the latest programs on VOD below.


Net Busters

See all the goals, saves, bloopers and quotes from each week

- Episode 4

Previous episodes:3 | 2 | 1


BPL Match Pack

Weekly match preview show using interesting facts & figures

- Week 3

TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television