Holland coach Louis van Gaal has reportedly rejected the chance to replace Ronald Koeman as Feyenoord boss. Van Gaal, whose contract with the Holland national team expires after the World Cup this summer, has been proposed as a possible replacement for Tim Sherwood as Tottenham boss.
With former Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink set to succeed him as Holland coach after the tournament, Van Gaal has dropped big hints that he is set to move to England after the World Cup with Spurs mooted as the most likely destination, despite Sherwood’s contract running up until the end of next season.
When Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by the north London club in December, Sherwood was handed an 18-month contract, with the length of the deal taking many by surprise.
However, it is thought that chairman Daniel Levy spoke with Van Gaal prior to offering Sherwood the deal, but was turned down by the 62-year-old as he intended to lead his country into the World Cup – but he remains keen on managing in the Premier League.
That is why he has rejected the chance to take over at Feyenoord, according to Holland football show Voetbal, who claim Van Gaal either wants to manage a club in England or take a sabbatical.