Louis van Gaal feels it would have been an easier job to become Tottenham Hotspur’s manager but has no regrets about becoming Manchester United’s manager.
Whether or not that was guaranteed, speaking to reporters Van Gaal was emphatic in his response as to whether he regrets taking the United job
“No, I don’t regret taking this job,” he said.
“Yes, it is a massive job I have taken on at Manchester United. I realise that. And the situation is not worse than I thought – I knew what I would find on my plate.
“I could have opted for an easier job. If I had gone to Tottenham, the job would not have been as enormous as here at United.
“I could have easily gone to Spurs. But I chose the biggest challenge of all the jobs in football. And I really wanted to join the number one club in the country, not Tottenham.
“Financially, Tottenham was kind of as attractive as Man United. But, in my eyes, Man United is still the number one club in England, Tottenham really is not.”
No United fan regrets Van Gaal taking the United job either and there is a real confidence that his philosophy will come good at Old Trafford, regardless of how slow the start is.
As for Tottenham, they’ve done well so far under Mauricio Pochettino’s stewardship but there is no comparison when it comes to the club size.
Van Gaal is here to stay and so is his red and white army.