Guus Hiddink

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Hiddink" redirects here. For the stadium named for him, see Guus Hiddink Stadium.
Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink 13112009.jpg
Hiddink in 2009
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-11-08) 8 November 1946 (age 69)
Place of birth Varsseveld, Netherlands
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
SC Varsseveld
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1970 De Graafschap
1970–1972 PSV Eindhoven 30 (1[1])
1972–1977 De Graafschap 130 (9[1])
1977–1981 NEC Nijmegen 104 (2[1])
1978 Washington Diplomats (loan) 13 (4[2])
1980 San Jose Earthquakes (loan) 15 (0[2])
1981–1982 De Graafschap 25 (0[1])
Total 317 (16)
Teams managed
1987–1990 PSV Eindhoven
1990–1991 Fenerbahçe
1991–1994 Valencia
1994–1998 Netherlands
1998–1999 Real Madrid
2000 Real Betis
2001–2002 South Korea
2002–2006 PSV Eindhoven
2005–2006 Australia
2006–2010 Russia
2009 Chelsea (interim)
2010–2011 Turkey
2012–2013 Anzhi Makhachkala
2014–2015 Netherlands

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Guus Hiddink (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣys ˈɦɪdɪŋk]; born 8 November 1946) is a Dutch football manager and former player.

He was the head coach of the Dutch national team, since 1 August 2014, where he replaced Louis van Gaal.[3] He resigned on 30 June 2015, and he was succeeded by Danny Blind.[4] He is considered to be one of the most experienced and prominent managers of his generation and was the best-paid coach in international football in 2009.[5]

His achievements include winning the European treble[a] with PSV Eindhoven; taking both the Netherlands and South Korea to a historic fourth-place finish in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2002 FIFA World Cup respectively; leading Australia to their best ever finish at a World Cup at the 2006 FIFA World Cup; leading Russia to the semi-finals of Euro 2008, Russia's best performance since the breakup of the Soviet Union; and leading Chelsea to an FA Cup win against Everton in 2009.

Hiddink has also previously managed Fenerbahçe, Valencia and Real Madrid.

Playing career[edit]

Hiddink was born in Varsseveld and started his career as a player in the youth side of amateur club SC Varsseveld. He turned professional after signing on for Dutch club De Graafschap in 1967. Hiddink played at the Doetinchem club under manager Piet de Visser. In 1973, Hiddink and manager de Visser earned promotion to the Eredivisie, the top league in Dutch football.[6] Ever since, the careers of the two Dutchmen have intersected: de Visser scouted numerous South American players, such as PSV players Ronaldo, Romário (who played under Hiddink at PSV from 1988 until 1990) and former Chelsea defender Alex, for Hiddink's PSV. Also, de Visser, in his role as personal advisor to Roman Abramovich, was influential in bringing Hiddink to the Russia national football team and more recently to Chelsea as caretaker manager following the dismissal of Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari. It was de Visser who introduced Hiddink to Abramovich during a meeting in Eindhoven in 2004.[7] He spent most of his playing career at De Graafschap, including three years under de Visser, and remains a fan of the club. He joined PSV in 1970, but after failing to win a permanent position in the team, he rejoined De Graafschap after just one year and remained there until 1977. In 1981, he rejoined De Graafschap and retired a year later. He generally played as a midfielder during his playing days.

Managerial career[edit]

Early club career[edit]

Guus Hiddink in 1988
Hiddink (right) and Hans van Breukelen (left) holding the European Cup on arrival at Eindhoven Airport

Having honed his coaching skills as an assistant manager, he took over the managerial role at PSV Eindhoven in 1987 (after also holding the assistant manager position there from 1983 to March 1987). Hiddink took over at PSV in March 1987, while the team was trailing by 3 points behind Ajax with 10 matches remaining in the League. PSV managed to win the championship 6 points ahead of Ajax. It was at PSV where he led the team to its first ever European Cup triumph in 1988 (and The Treble) affirming the Eindhoven club's ranking as one of the three giants of Dutch football, alongside rivals Ajax and Feyenoord. He also won three Eredivisie titles with the club in between 1987 and 1990. "Hiddink will never take all the credit for himself, he will also involve his staff in it. That adds to the strong sense of unity. Hiddink has final responsibility, but always shares it with the team around him. He is a real team player", Van Aerle, who experienced Hiddink in two periods at PSV, told Berend Scholten at[8]

He also had a coaching stint at Turkish club Fenerbahçe in 1990 but was dismissed after one year before joining Spanish giants Valencia.[9]

Dutch national team[edit]

Hiddink would face his biggest managerial challenge when he took over the reins of the Dutch national team on 1 January 1995,[10] where he took charge of a team of talented individuals continually racked by internal arguments and disputes. His usual 4-4-2 tactic of deploying wingers backed-up by central midfielders resulted in goals from defensive midfielders such as Philip Cocu and Edgar Davids. Hiddink took a firm approach to the team, an example of which was demonstrated at Euro 1996 when Edgar Davids was sent home after an argument with Hiddink.[11][12] He was able to prevent further internal conflict in the 1998 FIFA World Cup[12] where his team played some of the more entertaining football in that tournament.[13] The team beat Argentina in the quarter finals 2–1, then suffered a defeat at the hands of Brazil on penalties in the semi-final. This loss signalled an end of another era for Hiddink, as he resigned as Dutch national coach soon after.

Real Madrid and Real Betis[edit]

He became the manager of Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid in the summer of 1998, replacing Jupp Heynckes, but bad league form and off-pitch remarks about the board and finances of Real Madrid saw him get sacked in February 1999.[14][15] Hiddink then took over the reins at Spanish club Real Betis in 2000 for the rest of the season. His time at Real Betis would end badly with Hiddink being sacked by May 2000.[16]

In summer 2000, rumors were rife over his future, with Celtic among one of the clubs named as a potential destination.[16] The temptation to manage another World Cup-bound international team proved irresistible to him, however, as he agreed to coach the South Korean national football team on 1 January 2001.

South Korea[edit]

Hiddink became manager of South Korea in 2000.[17] Success would not come easily with a team that had appeared in five straight World Cups but had yet to win a single match. South Korea was one of the host nations for the 2002 FIFA World Cup tournament, along with Japan. There was an expectation that the hosts would progress to the second round of the tournament and it was clearly expressed that Hiddink's team was expected to perform to that standard as well.[18]

Guuseum in Varsseveld. 히딩크 박물관 in Korean

Hiddink's first year in charge was not met with favorable reviews from the South Korean press,[18] as he was often spotted together with his girlfriend, when some felt[18] he should instead have been taking charge of the team. After a 2–1 loss to the U.S. Gold Cup team in January 2002, he was criticized again for not taking his job seriously.[18] Nevertheless, the team he assembled was a cohesive unit.

In the World Cup itself, the South Korean team achieved its first ever victory in the first stage (2–0, against Poland), and after a 1–1 draw with the USA and a further 1–0 victory against heavily favored Portugal, the South Korean team qualified for the second round.

Their second round opponents were Italy, who they defeated 2–1 after extra time. The South Korea public then began to dream of a semi-final berth; a dream that was realised on defeating Spain on penalties in the quarter final. This surpassed the record of their North Korean counterparts 36 years before.

The South Korean team's run was halted by Germany, managed by Rudi Völler, in the semi-finals. As with the Netherlands team four years before in France, Hiddink led his team into fourth place after a defeat to Turkey in the third place playoff.

Prior to the tournament, football pundits and fans alike never expected this level of success. Many in South Korea were overjoyed when the country reached the semi-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.[18] Hiddink became the first-ever person to be given honorary South Korean citizenship.[19][20] In addition other rewards soon followed — a private villa in Jeju-do island;[20] free flights for life with Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, free taxi rides, and so forth.[20] The World Cup stadium in Gwangju, where South Korea qualified for the semi-finals, was renamed Guus Hiddink Stadium in his honor shortly after the tournament.[21] His hometown, where a Guuseum was set up, became a popular stopover for South Koreans visiting the Netherlands. The Guuseum is a museum established by his relatives, in Varsseveld, to honor Hiddink.


Hiddink chose to return to his native country and took over the coaching duties at PSV Eindhoven in 2002.[22] During his second spell with PSV, Hiddink won three Dutch league titles (2002–03, 2004–05, and 2005–06), the 2005 Dutch Cup, and the 2003 Dutch Super Cup. In Europe, the 2004–05 Champions League led to PSV's first ever appearance in the semi-final of the tournament since it adopted its current format in 1992–93 (PSV won the European Cup, the predecessor to the modern Champions League, in 1988, with Hiddink as coach). PSV narrowly lost the semi-final to AC Milan, on away goals. In the 2005–06 Champions League season, PSV made it through the group stage, but was eliminated in the first knockout round, having lost 5 of its starting 11 members (Park Ji-Sung to Manchester United, Lee Young-Pyo to Tottenham Hotspur, Mark van Bommel to Barcelona, Johann Vogel to Milan, and Wilfred Bouma to Aston Villa) to transfers. This period at PSV would make Hiddink the most successful Dutch coach in history,[23] with six Dutch League titles and four Dutch Cups, surpassing the record of Rinus Michels. Hiddink left the club in June 2006.[24]


On 22 July 2005, Hiddink became manager of the Australian national team.[25] He announced he would manage both PSV and Australia at the same time.[25]

In the play-offs held with Uruguay in Montevideo on 12 November and in Sydney on 16 November 2005, both home teams won 1–0. Australia went on to win 4–2 on penalties[26] — the first time Australia had qualified for the finals in 32 years, and the first time that any team had qualified through winning a penalty shoot-out.

Hiddink was a popular figure in Australia and was referred to affectionately as "Aussie Guus". A telling example of the public affection for him was the Socceroo fans chant of "Goooooooooooos!" during moments of play. Slogans for the Socceroos' 2006 World Cup campaign were "No Guus, No Glory", "Guus for P.M" and "In Guus We Trust", as well as the play on words of the famous taunt "Guus your Daddy?". During the World Cup, a Sydney newspaper started a humorous campaign to lure him away from Russia by proposing a national "Guus tax" to pay his wages.[27] More seriously, his reputation was enhanced by his transformation of the national side, with pundits focusing on the improvement to Australia's defense. He is credited with turning a team which conceded many goals under Frank Farina into a solid defensive unit which only conceded one goal away from home to both Uruguay and the Netherlands. Hiddink's assistants at Australia were Dutch legend Johan Neeskens and former Australian International Graham Arnold.

The Socceroos defeated the Japanese team 3–1 during their first game in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals, with Tim Cahill scoring 2 goals (84', 89') and John Aloisi scoring 1 (92') all in the last eight minutes to claim their first World Cup goals and victory ever.[28] An early controversial[29] call by the Egyptian referee that awarded a goal to the Japanese team, despite an apparent foul to Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, had the Australians playing catch up until the last eight minutes. After scoring the first goal, Cahill was lucky to get away with a potential foul when he tripped Japan's Yuichi Komano who had dribbled into the Australian penalty area. The referee missed the incident, and Cahill then broke to score the second on the counter. FIFA's spokesman for refereeing Andreas Werz said that while Japan's first goal was irregular, Egyptian referee Essam Abdel Fatah should also have given Japan a penalty.[30]

Australia followed the match against Japan with a 2–0 loss to Brazil. This left the Socceroos requiring a draw against Croatia in their last group match to qualify for the knockout stage of the FIFA world cup for the first time in their history. After a match fraught with controversy and erroneous decisions from the referee, Graham Poll (including an unprecedented three yellow cards given to the same Croatian player, ironically Australian-born Josip Simunic), the game ended 2–2, and the Socceroos had their draw thanks to a goal from Harry Kewell to level the game with minutes to spare.

In the second round, the Italian national team beat Australia 1–0. After controversially sending off Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the 55th minute, Spanish referee Luís Medina Cantalejo awarded Italy's Fabio Grosso a controversial penalty kick eight seconds from the end of normal time, which was converted by Francesco Totti. This put Australia out of the World Cup, marking the official end of Hiddink's tenure as Australia's national coach.[31]


Hiddink managing the Russian national team

On 10 April 2006 Hiddink announced on Dutch television that he would take over as manager of Russia.[32] He signed a 2-year contract in April 2006 worth €2 million a year.[32] His duties for Russia started after managing Australia during the 2006 World Cup.[32]

Russia's Euro qualification hopes came into question after a 2–1 loss to Israel. After a win against Andorra, and England losing out to Croatia on the last match day, Russia and Hiddink secured qualification for Euro 2008, where they managed to reach the semi-finals, with victories against the Dutch national team in the quarter finals,[33] and defending champions Greece in the group stage.[34]

Piet de Visser, a former head scout of Hiddink's club PSV and now a personal assistant to Roman Abramovich at Chelsea, recommended Hiddink to the Chelsea owner, following the departure of Avram Grant at the end of the 2007–08 Premier League season.[35][36] However, in March 2008 Hiddink had already chosen to exercise the two-year extension with Russia, keeping him in the National Team's head coaching role until 2010.[37]

In November 2009 Russia was defeated by Slovenia in a 2010 World Cup Qualifying Play Off, casting doubt on future ambitions.[38] On 13 February 2010, it was confirmed that Hiddink would leave the position when his contract expired on 30 June.[39]


After the sacking of Chelsea's former manager, the Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari during the 2008–09 Premier League season, Chelsea confirmed on 11 February 2009 that Hiddink would become Scolari's replacement until the end of the Premier League season, whilst continuing his duties with Russia.[40] Hiddink's first game in charge was a 1–0 victory against Aston Villa at Villa Park.[41] His first game in charge at Stamford Bridge was a 1–0 victory over Juventus in the Champions League knockout stage.[42] Success continued in the form of a 3–1 away victory against Liverpool—commentators stated that Hiddink had rejuvenated Chelsea following Scolari's departure.[43][44] After knocking Liverpool out of the competition, Hiddink went on to take Chelsea to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. Chelsea lost out to eventual winners Barcelona in the 93rd minute after a 1–1 controversial draw at Stamford Bridge after a 0–0 draw in the Camp Nou, and thus were knocked out on the away goals rule.[45]

Hiddink only lost once during his tenure as Chelsea manager, a 1–0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, where Luka Modrić scored the only goal of the match. As it turned out, even winning every league game in charge would not have been enough to see Hiddink secure the Premier League title. In the final home game of the season, in which Chelsea beat Blackburn Rovers 2–0, Chelsea home fans chanted Hiddink's name throughout the match and called for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to 'sign him up' (on a permanent basis).[46] Hiddink's highly positive reception highlighted the Chelsea fans' appreciation of the manager. He marked an end to his Premier League campaign with a thrilling 3–2 away win over Sunderland.

In his last game as a temporary coach of Chelsea, he won the 2009 FA Cup by beating Everton 2–1 at Wembley.[47][48] He was visibly pleased at winning the Cup, and in subsequent interviews claimed it was one of his biggest achievements. Even though throughout his tenure at Chelsea various players asked him to stay, including captain John Terry, Michael Ballack, and Petr Čech, Hiddink always stated that he intended to return to his post with Russia. As a parting gift, the Chelsea players gave him an engraved watch and a shirt signed by all of the players.[49]


On 16 February 2010, Turkish Football Federation President Mahmut Özgener and Hiddink held talks in Amsterdam. Hiddink agreed to coach Turkey after his contract expired on 30 June 2010, with Russia.[50] His contract with Turkey began on 1 August 2010.[50] His staff included assistant manager Oğuz Çetin and goalkeeping coach Engin İpekoğlu.[51][52]

On 11 August 2010, Turkey defeated Romania, 2–0, in an international friendly played in Istanbul as Hiddink made the perfect start in his coaching debut for Turkey. Emre Belözoğlu gave Turkey the lead in the 82nd minute after converting a spot kick, sending the home crowd into raptures. Turkey doubled the lead minutes later when Arda Turan scored from 30 yards out. During his spell as the head coach of Turkish national football team, he was repeatedly criticized by the media for the highness of his salary, for not basing himself in Turkey and intermittently visiting the country for games and preparation camps, and for the alleged fact that he failed to grasp the emotional character of the players and forced them into a cold, rational, and overly systematic playing mentality. He resigned after Turkey failed to qualify for Euro 2012 when they lost to Croatia 3–0 aggregate in the playoffs.[53]

Anzhi Makhachkala[edit]

Guus Hiddink managing FC Anzhi Makhachkala in 2012

On 17 February 2012, Hiddink agreed an 18-month deal to manage Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, his first permanent club post in six years.[54] In his second season, he led the team to the bronze medal in the Russian Premier League. In his second season, Anzhi made it to the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League for the first time and came close to reaching the quarter-finals, having gone down to 10 men 55 minutes into the second leg against Newcastle United, they came close to going through when Mbark Boussoufa's free kick hit the post before Papiss Cisse headed home the winner in the last seconds of the tie, meaning the Magpies won 1-0 on aggregate, it was the second time that the English side have knocked out a team managed by Guus in the competition, having beaten his PSV Eindhoven side 3-2 on aggregate in the quarter-finals of the 2003-04 season. He announced his retirement at the end of the 2012–13 season on 28 November 2012, but later changed his mind. On 11 June 2013, Hiddink decided to extend his contract by one more year at Anzhi. Just two games into the 2013-14 Russian Premier League season after a 2–1 defeat at Dynamo Moscow, however, he unexpectedly resigned on 22 July 2013. He said he left because he completed his mission, which he said was to develop Anzhi in a way that it could progress without him.[55]


On 28 March 2014, it was announced that Hiddink would return to manage the Dutch national team after Louis van Gaal would step down following the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Hiddink agreed to manage the team up to UEFA Euro 2016, with Danny Blind and Ruud van Nistelrooy assisting him and Blind to eventually replace him.[56] His second spell in charge of the team began with a 2–0 defeat to Italy in a friendly on 4 September 2014, with both goals conceded and a red card received within the first ten minutes of the match.[57] Five days later the Dutch began their UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a 2–1 defeat away to the Czech Republic,[58] a 3-1 victory against Kazakhstan and a 2-0 defeat in the hands of Iceland a month later.[59][60]

2015 began in March with a match against Turkey, ending in 1-1.[61]

On 29 June 2015, Hiddink left his position.[62] Two days later he was succeeded by his assistant, Danny Blind.[63]

It was unknown for a long time whether Hiddink was fired or left his position voluntarily. On November 21 2015, Hiddink admitted he was fired while being on vacation in France.[64]

Tax evasion[edit]

In February 2007 Hiddink was given a six-month suspended jail sentence and fined €45,000 after being found guilty of tax evasion by a Dutch court. Prosecutors had demanded a ten-month prison sentence for Hiddink, who was accused of evading €1.4 million in Dutch taxes by claiming to be a resident of Belgium from 2002 to 2003. The Dutch Tax Intelligence and Detection Service claimed that he had not spent enough nights at his Belgian house which he had stated was his primary address. Hiddink denied this accusation.[65][66]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 13 June 2015.
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win % Source
PSV Eindhoven 16 March 1987[67] 30 June 1990[67] 153 104 28 21 401 137 +264 67.97 [68][69][69][70][71][72][73]
Fenerbahçe 1 July 1990[74] 30 June 1991[74] 37 15 9 13 65 66 −1 40.54 [75][76]
Valencia 1 July 1991[77] 30 November 1993[77] 112 56 26 30 189 121 +68 50.00 [78][79][80][81][82]
Valencia 26 March 1994[77] 30 June 1994[77] 8 3 3 2 16 8 +8 37.50 [80]
Netherlands 1 January 1995[10] 12 July 1998 39 22 8 9 82 31 +51 56.41 [83]
Real Madrid 10 July 1998[84] 24 February 1999[84] 34 20 4 10 74 47 +27 58.82 [85][86][87]
Real Betis 1 February 2000[88] 31 May 2000[88] 16 3 6 7 13 22 −9 18.75 [89]
South Korea 28 November 2000[17] 8 July 2002[22] 38 14 13 11 45 43 +2 36.84 [90]
PSV Eindhoven 1 August 2002[22] 30 June 2006[24] 192 128 35 29 423 153 +270 66.67 [91][92][93][94][95][96][97][98][99][100][101]
Australia 22 July 2005[25] 9 July 2006[32] 13 8 2 3 28 11 +17 61.54 [102]
Russia 10 July 2006[32] 30 June 2010[39] 39 22 7 10 66 34 +32 56.41
Chelsea 11 February 2009[40] 30 June 2009[103] 23 17 5 1 44 20 +24 73.91 [104][105]
Turkey 1 August 2010[50] 16 November 2011[53] 16 7 4 5 18 15 +3 43.75
Anzhi Makhachkala 17 February 2012[106] 22 July 2013[55] 62 33 15 14 89 52 +37 53.23 [107][108][109]
Netherlands 1 August 2014 30 June 2015 10 4 1 5 20 15 +5 40.00
Career totals 792 456 166 170 1,573 775 +798 57.58



De Graafschap

San Jose Earthquakes




  1. ^ a b c d "Eredivisie statistics – Guus Hiddink" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Archived from the original on 26 August 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "NASL Player Profile – Guus Hiddink". Retrieved 24 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Guus Hiddink to return as Netherlands coach after 2014 World Cup". IBN Live. 16 Dec 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ Kay, Oliver (4 March 2010). "Low-key Russian overtures leave England manager Fabio Capello unmoved". London: The Times. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Oeuvreprijs naar Piet de Visser" (in Dutch). Rinus Michels Awards 2005. 28 May 2005. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2007. 
  7. ^ Draper, Rob (14 February 2009). "Will the Kremlin demand the final say in Hiddink's future at Chelsea?". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  8. ^ "Van Aerle about Hiddink: "He is a real team player"". Berend Scholten @ 5 May 2006. 
  9. ^ Viner, Brian (18 April 2009). "Guus Hiddink: Flying Dutchman". The Independent (London). Retrieved 1 May 2009. 
  10. ^ a b Yannis, Alex (20 December 1994). "Soccer Report". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 September 2008. 
  11. ^ "Davids matures, sends Dutch to quarters". Sports Illustrated. 29 June 1998. Retrieved 20 September 2008. 
  12. ^ a b Cohen, Roger (30 June 1998). "Netherlands' Davids Comes in From Cold". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  13. ^ "Soccer:Orange Blossom". Sports Illustrated. 13 July 1998. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  14. ^ "Lorenzo Sanz: "If he said it, he'll be gone in five minutes"". El Mundo (in Spanish). 2 February 1999. Archived from the original on 13 October 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2008. 
  15. ^ "Hiddink to Sanz: "This club has to be much more professional"". El Mundo (in Spanish). 28 January 1999. Archived from the original on 17 August 2002. Retrieved 20 September 2008. 
  16. ^ a b "Guus Hiddink has been sacked by Real Betis". RTE. 2 May 2000. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2008. 
  17. ^ a b "Hiddink trainiert Südkoreas Nationalelf". kicker (in German). 28 November 2000. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  18. ^ a b c d e Longman, Jere (21 June 2002). "South Koreans' Savior Is Found in Dutchman". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 October 2008. 
  19. ^ "Honorary Citizenship". Sports Illustrated. 3 July 2002. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  20. ^ a b c Longman, Jere (21 June 2006). "A Little Traveling Music: Some Coaches Get Around". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  21. ^ Dale Johnson (29 May 2008). "Russia: A new hope". ESPN. Retrieved 3 July 2008. 
  22. ^ a b c "Hiddink returns to Holland after wonderous World Cup run". Sports Illustrated. 8 July 2002. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  23. ^ "Guus Hiddink most successful coach". 
  24. ^ a b Jon Brodkin; Marcus Christenson; Matt Scott (25 March 2006). "England still an option as Hiddink leaves PSV". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  25. ^ a b c "Hiddink gets Australia coach role". BBC. 22 July 2005. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  26. ^ "On to Germany: Final Five World Cup Berths Settled". The New York Times. 17 November 2005. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  27. ^ "Guus' tough love turned Russia around". Yahoo Sports. 25 June 2008. 
  28. ^ "Australia 3 – 1 Japan". ESPN. 12 June 2006. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  29. ^ Hall, Matthew (13 June 2006). "Referee apologises to Schwarzer for error". The Age (Melbourne). Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  30. ^ "Japan were robbed by referee, admits Fifa official". The Guardian (London). 15 June 2006. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  31. ^ "A beautiful mind". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  32. ^ a b c d e "Hiddink neuer Coach Russlands". kicker (in German). 11 April 2006. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  33. ^ "Russia is Surprise Semifinalist". The New York Times. 22 June 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  34. ^ UEFA Euro 2008 Group D
  35. ^ Jackson, Jamie (13 February 2009). "How Hiddink adapted 'total football' to achieve global success". Guardian. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  36. ^ "Contenders queue up to replace Grant at Blues". ESPN Soccernet. 24 May 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  37. ^ "Hiddink pens new Russia deal". Sky Sports. Retrieved 25 March 2008. 
  38. ^ "Hiddink tight-lipped on future". ESPN. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  39. ^ a b "Guus Hiddink confirms departure from Russia post". ESPN. 13 February 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  40. ^ a b "Chelsea confirm Hiddink as coach". BBC Sport. 11 February 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  41. ^ McNulty, Phil (21 February 2009). "Aston Villa 0–1 Chelsea". BBC News. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  42. ^ McNulty, Phil (25 February 2009). "Chelsea 1–0 Juventus". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  43. ^ McNulty, Phil (8 April 2009) Liverpool 1–3 Chelsea BBC Sport Retrieved on 9 April 2009
  44. ^ Kay, Oliver (9 April 2009) Liverpool left on ropes by Hiddink's mastery The Times, Retrieved on 9 April 2009
  45. ^ Burton, Chris (6 May 2009). "Chelsea 1 – 1 Barcelona". Sky Sports News. Retrieved 18 May 2009. 
  46. ^ "After The Whistle: Songs of Praise". 18 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  47. ^ Collins, Patrick (30 May 2009). "Magician Hiddink rewarded for a spell of absolute brilliance". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  48. ^ Northcroft, Jonathan (30 May 2009). "Frank Lampard hands Guus Hiddink perfect parting gift". The Times (London). Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  49. ^ "Chelsea players spend £20,000 on going-away present for Guus Hiddink". The Mirror. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  50. ^ a b c "Guus Hiddink confirmed as Turkey's new manager". The Guardian. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  51. ^ "Guus Hiddink to take over as Turkey coach". 
  52. ^ (Dutch) "Hiddink wordt bondscoach van Turkije"
  53. ^ a b "Hiddink and Turkey part ways". UEFA. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  54. ^ "Guus Hiddink named Anzhi Makhachkala manager". BBC Sport. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  55. ^ a b "Guus Hiddink resigns as Anzhi Makhachkala coach". BBC Sport. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  56. ^ "Guus Hiddink to replace Louis van Gaal as Netherlands coach". BBC Sport. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  57. ^ "Italy 2-0 Netherlands". BBC Sport. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  58. ^ "Czech Rep. 2-1 Netherlands". BBC Sport. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  59. ^ "Van Persie and Afellay enjoy Dutch drama". 11 October 2014. 
  60. ^ "Sigurdsson helps Iceland take historic Dutch scalp". 13 October 2014. 
  61. ^ "Netherlands level late against Turkey". 28 March 2015. 
  62. ^ "Guus Hiddink leaves job as Netherlands coach after 10 months". BBC Sport. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  63. ^ "Danny Blind succeeds Guus Hiddink as Netherlands coach". BBC Sport. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  64. ^ 21 November 2015  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  65. ^ "Hiddink Escapes Jail for Tax Fraud". Kommersant (Kommersant Publishing House). 28 February 2007. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  66. ^ Bandini, Paolo (27 February 2007). "Hiddink found guilty of tax fraud". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 20 September 2008. 
  67. ^ a b "PSV Eindhoven .:. Coaches from A-Z". Worldfootball. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  68. ^ "Standen" (in Dutch). Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  69. ^ a b Ross, James M. "European Competitions 1987-88". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  70. ^ Abbink, Dinant. "Netherlands Cup Full Results 1970-1994". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  71. ^ Ross, James F. (2 January 2009). "European Competitions 1988-89". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  72. ^ Ross, James M. "European Competitions 1989-90". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  73. ^ Leme de Arruda, Marcelo. "Intercontinental Club Cup 1988". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  74. ^ a b "Fenerbahçe .:. Coaches from A-Z". Worldfootball. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  75. ^ Sener Yelkenci; Dinant Abbink. "Turkey 1990/91". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  76. ^ Ross, James M. "European Competitions 1990-91". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  77. ^ a b c d "Valencia CF .:. Coaches from A-Z". Worldfootball. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  78. ^ "FC Valencia" (in German). Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  79. ^ "FC Valencia" (in German). Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  80. ^ a b "FC Valencia" (in German). Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  81. ^ Lozano Ferrer, Carles. "Spain - Cup 1992". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  82. ^ Lozano Ferrer, Carles. "Spain - Cup 1993". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  83. ^ Stokkermans, Karel. "Netherlands - List of International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  84. ^ a b "Real Madrid .:. Coaches from A-Z". Worldfootball. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  85. ^ Adrados, Juan Pedro. "Spain 1998/99". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  86. ^ Ross, James M. "European Competitions 1998-99". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  87. ^ "Real Madrid" (in German). Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  88. ^ a b "Real Betis .:. Coaches from A-Z". Worldfootball. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  89. ^ Juan Pedro Andrados; Marcos Cabaleiro Pérez (16 April 2001). "Spain 1999/2000 (Top Three Levels)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  90. ^ Cazal, Jean-Michel. "South Korea International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  91. ^ Schoenmakers, Jan. "Netherlands 2002/03". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  92. ^ Schoenmakers, Jan. "Netherlands 2003/04". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  93. ^ van Seventer, Mark. "Netherlands 2004/05". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  94. ^ Karel Stokkermans; Antonio Zea. "Netherlands 2005/06". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  95. ^ Stokkermans, Karel. "Netherlands Cup (Amstel Cup) 2002/03". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  96. ^ van Seventer, Mark. "Netherlands Cups 2003/04". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  97. ^ Karel Stokkermans; Predrag Zugic; Pierre Winkler. "UEFA European Competitions 2002-03". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  98. ^ Stokkermans, Karel. "UEFA European Competitions 2003-04". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  99. ^ Karel Stokkermans; Antonio Zea. "UEFA European Competitions 2004-05". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  100. ^ Karel Stokkermans; Antonio Zea. "UEFA European Competitions 2005-06". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  101. ^ Stokkermans, Karel. "Netherlands - List of Super Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  102. ^ Hyung-Jin, Yoon. "Australia - List of International Matches". YANSFIELD. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  103. ^ "Ancelotti appointed Chelsea boss". BBC. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  104. ^ King, Ian. "England 2008/09". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  105. ^ Marcel Haisma; Hamdan Saaid. "UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup 2008/09 Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  106. ^ "Guus Hiddink named Anzhi Makhachkala manager". BBC Sport. 17 February 2002. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  107. ^ Dryomin, Mike. "Russia 2011/12". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  108. ^ Dryomin, Mike. "Russia 2012/13". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  109. ^ "Anschi Machatschkala" (in German). Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  110. ^ "Hiddink en Advocaat coach van het jaar in Rusland". HLN. 
  111. ^ Omroep Gelderland. "Omroep Gelderland - Nieuws - Guus Hiddink ontvangt eredoctoraat". 
  112. ^ "De Telegraaf-i [] Telesport - Guus Hiddink ereburger". 
  113. ^ "Guus Hiddink ereburger van Eindhoven". TROUW. 
  114. ^ "Na Michels en Cruijff krijgt ook Hiddink oeuvreprijs". 3 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 


  • Marc Bennetts, 'Football Dynamo — Modern Russia and the People's Game,' Virgin Books, (15 May 2008), 0753513196

External links[edit]