khlrussian premier leagueworld cup 2018sochi olympicsevgeni plushenkoilya kovalchukvitaly mutkorussia hockey teamvladimir putin

Hiddink to Retire at End of Season

20:24 27.11.2012 (Last updated 20:32 27.11.2012)

Guus Hiddink | Premier League (Russia) | UEFA Europa League | UEFA Champions League | Anzhi Makhachkala
Print version

Share with friends:


MOSCOW, November 27 (R-Sport) - Dutch coach Guus Hiddink is to retire at the end of the season, even if his club Anzhi achieve their goal of qualifying for the Champions League, he told Dutch state television Tuesday.

Hiddink has led Real Madrid and Chelsea during a 30-year coaching career and reached the semifinals of two World Cups and Euro 2008.

“I will stop in principle after this season. I’m 66 years old, you could say that it is enough,” he said.

“Anzhi is in principle the last team I will lead as a coach.”

Even a Champions League place, the dream of Anzhi’s billionaire owner Suleiman Kerimov, would not tempt Hiddink to stay, he added.

Hiddink said he would likely stay in football as an adviser to coaches or young players.

Hiddink became one of the world's highest-paid coaches when he joined on a reported 10-million-euro deal in February.

He took over from Yuri Krasnozhan with the explicit mandate to qualify for Europe, and has already secured a place for Anzhi in the Europa League knockout stages this season, with a group game to spare.

In this article

See also: Guus Hiddink | UEFA Champions League

Related links
19:01  27.11.2012
Diarra Back in Full Training for Anzhi
13:04  24.11.2012
Anzhi Target Euro Games in Dagestan
21:14  26.11.2012
Anzhi Chairman Rejects Fix Suggestions
Add comment