Louis Van Gaal wants a job in England or he will retire.
Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Louis Van Gaal has had his pick of managerial jobs during a successful career, but now wants to manage in England or the Dutchman will retire.
Van Gaal is currently manager of the Netherlands national team but will be leaving his position after the 2014 World Cup.
Therefore, the 61-year-old wants a Premier League club to sign him up as boss or he will draw a line under his long and illustrious time in the dug-out.
“I’ve achieved everything I wanted. I will quit as national team boss in 12 months and hope I can go to England,” Van Gaal was quoted in the Mirror.
“If there is not a club for me in the Premier League, I will retire.”
The ex-Ajax manager has led the national team to the brink of World Cup qualification having won all six of their Group D matches so far.
Van Gaal was touted as a new Director of Football for Liverpool last summer, but the deal fell through when current boss Brendan Rodgers insisted he had full control over transfer policy.
The veteran Dutchman began his managerial career back in 1991, leading Ajax to domestic and European glory with three Eredivisie titles and their last Champions League triumph back in 1995.
Van Gaal also won two La Liga trophies with Barca and triumphed in the Bundesliga with Munich in 2010 – the club’s last league win until this current season.
With the experience that the former Sparta Rotterdam star has with several top European sides, it’s likely that there will be more than one club from the English top flight wanting to secure his signature.