Guus Hiddink

  • Tactics not the problem, Netherlands coach says after Czech loss September 10, 2014

    Prague: An angry Guus Hiddink said the Dutch need to learn a lesson from the last-minute loss to the Czech Republic in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier during which the coach surprisingly stuck to a formation unpopular with his team. The Czech Republic snatched a dramatic 2-1 win over the Netherlands...
  • Conte tops Hiddink as Italy beat Netherlands in friendly September 5, 2014

    Bari, (Italy): Italy scored twice in the opening 10 minutes and Antonio Conte got the better of Guus Hiddink in their coaching debuts as a 10-man Netherlands was beaten 2-0 in a friendly on Thursday. Ciro Immobile scored his first international goal three minutes in, and Daniele De Rossi added a...
  • Arjen Robben doubtful for Euro qualifier against Czech Republic September 4, 2014

    Amsterdam: Arjen Robben's chances of making the Netherlands line-up for their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against the Czech Republic on Tuesday are slim, new coach Guus Hiddink said. "It is looking very difficult, we haven't had any contact with him yet," Hiddink told reporters as the Dutch readied to take on...
  • Guus Hiddink begins second stint as Netherlands coach August 1, 2014

    Guus Hiddink vowed on his first day as the Netherlands coach to put together a team that will play attractive but practical football. Hiddink has been set to replace Louis van Gaal since March. Van Gaal accepted the top job at Manchester United before leading the Netherlands on a flashy run...
  • Dutch confirm Hiddink appointment, Blind follows in 2016 March 28, 2014

    The Netherlands named two new national coaches on Friday with Guus Hiddink's appointment after the World Cup confirmed following months of speculation and Danny Blind lined up to replace him after the Euro 2016 tournament. Hiddink had been the front-runner for several months to take over from Louis van Gaal after...
  • Guus Hiddink to return as Netherlands coach after 2014 World Cup December 16, 2013

    The Hague: Guus Hiddink will return as coach of the Dutch football team after the 2014 World Cup, Dutch media reported on Monday. The 67-year-old will sign a four-year contract, the first two years as head coach and the last two years as technical supervisor. He might succeed Louis van Gaal,...
  • Russian federation bans Hiddink for six games July 24, 2013

    Moscow: Russia's football federation has imposed a six-game ban on Guus Hiddink for shoving a referee during his final match as coach of Anzhi Makhachkala. The federation said Wednesday the measure would apply to six Russian league games if Hiddink takes up another coaching job. Hiddink, who had signed a one-year contract...
  • Guus Hiddink leaves Anzhi Makhachkala July 22, 2013

    Moscow: Guus Hiddink left his post as coach of Russia's Anzhi Makhachkala on Monday, just a month after signing a contract extension. The team announced that he will be replaced by Rene Meulensteen, who joined the staff this month from Manchester United. Hiddink's contract was renewed for one year in June, but...
  • Hiddink puts farewell message into perspective November 30, 2012

    Hague: Earlier this week, Guus Hiddink declared he was enjoying "in principle" his last season as a football coach, but Thursday he downplayed that statement again. " 'In principle' says it all," the 66-year-old coach of Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala said, reports Xinhua. "I have so much fun and energy. If...
  • Guus Hiddink to retire from coaching at season's end November 28, 2012

    Hague: Dutch football coach Guus Hiddink will put an end to his illustrious coaching career at the end of the season. Hiddink has led both the Netherlands and South Korea to World Cup semifinals, took Russia to a European Championships semifinal and won the European Cup (now the Champions League)...
  • Mourinho or Hiddink can't help Indian football: Houghton June 20, 2009

    new Delhi: Indian national team coach Bob Houghton spoke his heart out when he addressed the media and his frustrations were aimed at those in charge of the game in the country. The Englishman felt that the lack of vision amongst those running the show in the country has been a...
  • Chelsea win FA Cup as Hiddink bids farewell May 31, 2009

    London: Chelsea gave departing coach Guus Hiddink the perfect leaving present when they came from behind to beat Everton 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday . Striker Louis Saha put Everton ahead after just 26 seconds -- the fastest goal ever scored in the FA Cup...
  • Hiddink backs Chelsea players after 'injustice' May 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Guus Hiddink just about managed to keep his emotions in check after seeing his Chelsea side eliminated from Europe by a late Andres Iniesta stunner. Michael Essien's early goal looked to be taking the west London side to the Champions League final until the death, when the Spanish side,...
  • Chelsea, Liverpool Champions League clash excites Hiddink March 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Chelsea's interim manager is relishing the prospect of taking on Rafael Benitez and Liverpool in the Champions League. Both Rafael Benitez and Guus Hiddink can boast a strong managerial pedigree in the Champions League and, considering the recent continental rivalry between Liverpool and Chelsea, the quarter-final clash between the...
  • Hiddink modest over Chelsea performances March 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Newly appointed Chelsea manager, Guus Hiddink, recently admitted that giving Manchester United a real fight for the title this year would not be easy, but thinks the quality in his squad will shine through as they fight until the end. Guus proved modest in his summary of Chelsea's title...
  • Guus Hiddink will unite Chelsea: Didier Drogba February 20, 2009

    New Delhi: The Blues' Ivorian star believes the decision to install 'The Goose' as manager came not a moment too soon. Guus Hiddink was appointed Chelsea’s interim manager last week following the sacking of Luiz Felipe Scolari, and he will take charge of his first game this weekend at Aston Villa. The...
  • Hiddink as Chelsea coach may be Russia's loss February 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin fears for his country's footballing future now that the Dutch coach has gone part-time. Arsenal's high-profile transfer window arrival Andrei Arshavin has voiced concerns on Thursday that Russian national coach Guus Hiddink's decision to manage Chelsea until the end of the season will have negative...
  • Chelsea aren't a team, says Guus Hiddink February 13, 2009

    New Delhi: 'The Goose' saw some impressive individuals on his first visit to the Blues' training ground, but no collective as such. Guus Hiddink was announced as Chelsea's interim manager this week, and on Wednesday he attended his first training session since arriving at his new club. The Dutchman took plenty of...
  • Hiddink confirmed as Chelsea coach February 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Chelsea have confirmed Dutchman Guus Hiddink will be their coach until the end of the season, doubling up the role with his current job of Russian national coach. Chelsea have on Wednesday appointed Guus Hiddink as their coach until the end of the season, as a statement on their...
  • Hiddink not worried about juggling Chelsea and Russia February 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Tsar Guus has brushed off concerns that he would have to compromise his international role to boss the Blues, reminding everyone that he's juggled two jobs before. Guus Hiddink is presently in talks with Chelsea over becoming the Premier League giants' caretaker manager, following the sacking of Luiz Felipe...
  • Hiddink to see Chelsea through the season February 12, 2009

    London: Russia coach Guus Hiddink said that he was in talks with Chelsea to see the London club through as the manager until the end of the season but also wanted to continue his present role with the national team. Hiddink is not happy with his current employers over the late...
  • Chelsea boot out manager Grant after eight months May 25, 2008

    London: Chelsea sacked manager Avram Grant on Saturday, three days after his team were beaten on penalties in the Champions League final by Manchester United. "Chelsea Football Club can confirm that Avram Grant has had his contract as manager terminated today. This follows meetings over the last two days," the Premier...