Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal is being reportedly tipped to become the next manager of Manchester United if David Moyes is relieved of his duties, according to the Metro.

Earlier this month, the Dutchman had expressed his desire to manage a top team in the Premier League once his contract with the Holland national team expires after the World Cup 2014. This has sparked speculation misfiring United could possibly be one of his future destinations.

The 62-year-old is thought to have been offered the managerial role at Tottenham Hotspur for the upcoming campaign.

Moyes is enduring a disappointing season at Old Trafford with the Red Devils sliding to the seventh spot in the premier league table, with 51 points from 31 matches.

They trail leaders Chelsea by 18 points and fourth-placed Arsenal by 12 points with seven matches remaining to play.

The reigning English champions have been one of the most consistent teams in the Premier League era winning the title 13 times and never finishing outside the top three under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, the pressure on the former Everton manager has been increasing and was further aggravated after his side succumbed to their sixth home defeat in the league this season, with a 3-0 defeat against arch rivals Manchester City.

Moyes has repeatedly requested more time to remedy this season's mistakes in future campaigns.

However, his future as United manager remains a talking point despite being backed by the club's board with Sir Bobby Charlton the latest to join the bandwagon.

Van Gaal has a managerial experience over two success-laden decades, having guided Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich to multiple honours including domestic titles during his stint as manager.

He is also being backed by former Liverpool winger Boudewijn Zenden and former Ajax midfielder Ronald de Boer who said the veteran manager will perform exceptionally well in England irrespective of the club if an opportunity arises.

"He is one of the best coaches in the world and can really prepare a team. He can find weakness in any opponent and present them with solid opposition as he analyses the game really well. He has so much quality he would be successful in England, especially if he is given time to set out his team," the Metro quoted De Boer as saying.