The north London club haven’t given up on the Dutchman.
Tim Sherwood is set to be Tottenham Hotspur manager for the next 18 months after being given a contract, but the club still want Louis Van Gaal as their head coach, reports the Mirror.
Sherwood was simply filling in as an interim after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, but has since been handed a permanent deal.
Yet chairman Daniel Levy clearly doesn’t see this setup as the long-term solution and is set to meet with Van Gaal for talks in January.
The Dutchman was on the club’s wish list of potential replacements for Villas-Boas and is a hugely respected figure within the sport.
Van Gaal has won trophies whilst in charge of the likes of Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich and is currently the boss of the Netherlands national side.
The 62-year-old was not prepared to share the responsibilities of managing the Dutch side alogside Spurs, but the north Londoners will wait until after the World Cup in 2014 to try again.
This may not come as very pleasing news to Sherwood however, who is probably hoping to impress enough during this next 18 months to extend the spell.
However, Van Gaal’s experience at the very highest level makes the former Barca and Bayern boss a very attractive prospect for Tottenham.
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