Van Gaal interested in England job

Louis van Gaal has revealed his interest in becoming England's next coach after claiming he has turned down the job in the past.

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Currently in charge of AZ Alkmaar, the Dutchman has declared he would be 'willing' to replace Steve McClaren.

The 56-year-old told RTV Noord-Holland: "I was asked a few years ago (to take charge of England), but then I said no.

"Maybe they will call me again now, but I understand they (the Football Association) have other things on their minds, like digesting the fact they have not qualified for the finals of Euro 2008.

"I know the chance of becoming England coach isn't that big.

"There are many candidates, but I am willing to do it, otherwise I would not have a clause in my contract about a head coach's job of a national team."

Van Gaal has previous international experience, having been in charge of Holland when his home nation failed to qualify for the 2002 World Cup.

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