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Van Gaal: Tottenham Job Would Be Easier

Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, has insisted managing the Red Devils is a bigger challenge than coaching Tottenham Hotspur.

The Dutchman says he rejected the Spurs job before joining Old Trafford because United are the biggest club in England.

"No, I don't regret taking this job," Van Gaal told the Daily Mirror.

"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."

Van Gaal revealed he is not happy with United’s dismal start following two points in the league and the 4-0 humiliation against MK Dons in the Capital One Cup, but insisted the club need to give him time.

"Don't be fooled. Every manager loves recognition and appreciation,” he added.

“So do I - if I don't get any applause, I would not be able to keep going for so long as a manager. Nobody can.

"But you also need a bit of luck. I have been lucky in the beginning of my career. Ajax wanted to sack me half-way in my first season at the club, but they kept believing in me, and look what happened.

"I have the energy and the players and the club give me energy. I think it is fantastic that I have so much work on my plate. It means I have a lot to do and I am capable of doing it."

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