Van Gaal drops Premier League hint with decision to quit Netherlands after World Cup

The 61-year-old has confirmed he will stand down from his role with the Oranje after the showpiece event in Brazil next summer and is plotting a move to England
Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal says he will quit his job after the 2014 World Cup next summer and hints that a move to the Premier League could stave off his retirement plans.

The 61-year-old had previously suggested he could end his managerial career following the showpiece event in Brazil, but has now hinted at a possible move to England should the opportunity arise.

"It's never irreversable. If a nice Premier League club were to knock on my door, I would reconsider [my decision to retire]," he told reporters.

"If that would be the case, I would consult my wife about it.

"With the Dutch team the World Cup is my ambition. I never accomplished that. I'm counting on it to happen this time and after that I will certainly retire as a national team coach."

When discussing his current position, Van Gaal revealed his frustration at not being able to spend the same amount of time working with his squad as a club coach would enjoy.

"I have to lend those players from other coaches. I don't like that very much. I would rather be with them on the field every day," he added.