Tottenham owner Levy in meeting with van Gaal

Former Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit has claimed that Tottenham owner Daniel Levy has met Louis van Gaal over the possibility of becoming the club’s new manager from next season,

BBC Sport has reported.

Since confirming that he would leave his post as manager of the Dutch national team after this summer’s World Cup, van Gaal has spoken several times of his desire to manage in the Premier League.

Despite current Tottenham Head Coach Tim Sherwood being offered a contract until the end of next season, it has been widely reported that he would be replaced this summer, regardless of where the club finished in the Premier League. Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with the job, but van Gaal has been by many as Sherwood’s most likely successor.

Levy, who sacked Andre Villas-Boas back in December, has now visited van Gaal at his house and has had talks over the possibility of the 62-year-old replacing Sherwood. And Gullit believes that it is almost certain that van Gaal has agreed to take charge of Spurs. He said: “I know for sure the chairman of Tottenham was at Van Gaal’s house. I think it’s a done deal, but you never know.”

Meanwhile, on Friday it was announced that experienced coach Guus Hiddink would be the man to lead the Netherlands after the World Cup.

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