The Norwich boss has questioned the Dutchman over his comments about replacing Tim Sherwood and has hailed the 45-year-old for getting the best out of Emmanuel Adebayor
The Netherlands boss, who has confirmed he will not be extending his contract beyond the World Cup in Brazil, insisted "maybe Tottenham are coming" when quizzed about his chances of stepping in at White Hart Lane.
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"As managers in the game it's not the best policy to be mentioning potential jobs when there are already other managers in the job," he told talkSPORT.
"It's a difficult job as it is and there’s a quick enough turnover in management without the mention of potentially other managers coming in.
"So if he has said that it’s certainly not something he should have done."
Hughton does not believe that current Spurs boss Tim Sherwood will be affected by Van Gaal's comments and has praised the 45-year-old for bringing the best out of in-form striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
He added: "I don't think [Van Gaal's comments] will take away Tim's focus.
"At this moment I think most people would feel Tim is doing a good job, considering where Spurs are in the division and the choices he's had to make with the team – the form of Adebayor being one of them.
"For somebody of his experience, who has been thrust into a job, I think he's doing great."