Guus Hiddink

Guus Hiddink was born on November 8, 1946 in Varsseveld, Netherland. He was raised in Netherland. His parents were an ordinary people, who raised him as a Christian.

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He began his football career being the player of the local Varsseveld football club. In the 1967 he signed contract with De Graafschap. Later he also played for NEC Nijmegen as a midfielder. His manager career started in the end of 80s. In the middle of 1987 he becomes a manager for PSV Eindhoven. Previously he also was an assistant of manager. Being a manager Guus and his team won three KNVB Cups as well as European Cup during 1987-1988.

He is known as international football manager and coach. He had a little experience being a manager of Fenerbahçe team from Istanbul, Turkey in the 1990. In the early 90s he also was a manager for Valencia Club. In the 1995 he becomes a manager for Dutch national team. Under his leadership Dutch tea, showed amazing results during UEFA Euro 1996 as well as on the 1998 FIFA World Cup. In the semi-final game against Argentina, Hiddink and his team lost and afterwards he left from National team. In the 1998 he was chosen as a manager for Spanish Real Madrid Club. Later he joined to Real Betis club in the 2000. It was a very bad time for Hiddink and then in the middle of the same year he was fired.

Another era in his career was in the South Korea, where he becomes as a manager for National team. The first two years was very hard for him and his new team. He was criticized by Korean press for weak strategy. During this time South Korean team lost against the U.S. Gold Cup team. Later, under his leadership team reached their first victory against Poland team with the scores 2-0.

After his longtime work in Korea he decided to return to the Netherland and becomes a coach of PSV Eindhoven again. With a new chance he won three Dutch league titles during 2002-2006 as well as Dutch Super Cup in the 2003. Guus left the PSV club in June of the 2006. Previously Guus Hiddink became a manager of the Australian national team in the 2005. He was very popular in Australia especially after his big victory against Japan team during 2006 World Cup final stages. During the second round Australian team lost in the match against Italy. This game put Australia out of the World Cup and it was ended Hiddink’s career in Australia.

Then he becomes a manager for Russian national team and signed a two year contract. He later continued his manage work in Russia for Anzhi Makhachkala team. Hiddink also agreed to coach the Turkish national team in the 2010, when his contract with Rissian team was ended. Currently he is a manager for English team Chelsea. He is not married. Currently Guus is in relationship with his partner Liesbeth Pinas. There is no any news about his children. His net worth is about 18 million dollars.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 8 Nov, 1946
Age: 73 yrs
Occupations: Association football player
Association football manager
Citizenship: Kingdom of the Netherlands
Birth Place: Varsseveld
Gender: Male
Description: Dutch football player and manager
Net Worth 2021: 18 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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