Former Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal has said that he regretted making a move to Old Trafford rather than honour the offer put on the table by Tottenham.
Speaking to the BBC, the Netherlands gaffer said he was approached by the Northern London outfit, Tottenham far back, 2014 but decided that his heart was with United.
“Tottenham were a better selection because Manchester United were an old team and I knew I would have to transform them.
“Was it the wrong choice? Maybe, but I follow my heart, I worked at the number one team in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and now also in England.”
Louis Van Gaal fondly called LVG lasted only two years in charge of Man United before being sacked in the immediate aftermath of winning the FA Cup in 2016. He was then replaced by Portuguese Jose Mourinho.
Van Gaal described winning the FA Cup as “winning a trophy despite having a noose round my neck for six months.”
The decorated manager retired from football earlier this month, having not picked up another job since his last at United.
Important to realize is that he confessed to being well supported at Old Trafford when upon his departure he said: “Never in my 25 years as a manager have I been so well supported in my role.”
Man United are currently fifth on the log under the caretaker charges of Norwegian gaffer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has impressed enough in this role to earn him the job on a permanent basis.
Nemanja Matic amongst other United players seem to be happy with the manager with Matic quoted saying, “I will be happy if he stays, and I hope he will.”
Manchester United are now in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League where they would be battling Barcelona over two legs.