Tottenham can lock Holland coach Louis van Gaal to a deal before the World Cup.

The Daily Mail says Van Gaal is ready to sign a pre-contract to take over at White Hart Lane after the World Cup.

He has said: "After two years, I'm totally sick of being national coach."

Van Gaal, 62, met chairman Daniel Levy in December but was stalling Spurs while he waited for the managerial situation at Old Trafford to unravel.

The legendary coach had been hoping for a chance to manage Manchester United after a tricky start for David Moyes.

But United's recent upturn in results, particularly in the Champions League, has convinced the Glazers to stick with the former Everton manager for another season.

Van Gaal is now ready to pick up again with Spurs as Levy attempts to bring in a big name to satisfy the supporters.

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