Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has reaffirmed his desire to manage in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur by targeting winning a league title in a fourth different country.
Van Gaal has made no secret over his desire to move to White Hart Lane, with current boss Tim Sherwood – who is contracted until the summer of 2015 – under increasing pressure amid falling seven points behind the Champions League places and Spurs' imminent Europa League exit.
Tottenham have lost eight of their 19 matches under Sherwood since the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas in December and the 62 year old Van Gaal, who has won league titles in three different countries and steps down as Netherlands head coach after the 2014 World Cup, is keen on the post.
"My ambition is to coach a top team in the Premier League. I have never experienced the atmosphere in England," Van Gaal told Bild. "I want to win the league title in a fourth country. That's my objective and I want to fulfil it.
"Either that, or I will retire and move with my wife to Portugal. Of course, I like the Bundesliga a lot, but I have already won the German title. I now want to win a major trophy in another country."
Having won league titles with four clubs including at Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich across the past two decades Van Gaal would be well placed to spearhead Tottenham's assault on a first league title since 1961.
Manchester United have also been linked with an interest in the Dutch coach should David Moyes be sacked at the end of the season. Reports suggest Moyes is coming under boardroom pressure at Old Trafford with the club destined for their worst ever finish in the Premier League era.
With Guus Hiddink taking over as Netherlands coach ahead of the qualifying campaign for the 2016 European Championship Van Gaal has been free to flirt with prospective clubs ahead of the new season and has been aggressive over his want to move to north London.
"I will definitely not be in charge for the Euro 2016 qualification campaign," Van Gaal said in February.
"I don't know where I will go next. Normally I go with my pension, and go to live in Portugal [where he owns a property], but maybe there will come a new challenge.
"I have said before that a challenge should be a club in the Premier League. That's a challenge. Maybe Tottenham are coming but, first, we have to go to Brazil."