Former Real Madrid coach and Curaçao coach Guus Hiddink announced that he is putting an end to his long career as a manager.
“Yesterday I spoke with the president of Curaçao and we came to the conclusion that, as the national team is entering a new trajectory, it is better that I leave it, so I am going to stop altogether,” Hiddink said in an interview with the chain. Dutch SBS 6.
Hiddink, 74, caught COVID-19 during the first half of the year, forcing him to temporarily leave the Curaçao national team in the hands of Patrick Kluivert, who took over the management of the Caribbean team on an interim basis.
“Due to Covid-19, I was not active for a while. We were not successful in qualifying for the World Cup and the team was unable to play the Gold Cup, ”Hiddink lamented.
When asked if he plans to work in another country or for another team, the coach answered with a categorical “no” and assured that he will not do “an Advocaat”, that is, he will not train again after announcing that he is leaving. just like Dick Advocaat, who currently heads the Iraq team, did.
Hiddink began his coaching career in 1982 with the Dutch team De Graafschap and went through clubs such as PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid, Valencia, Betis and Chelsea, among others. He also directed the teams of South Korea, Australia, Russia, Turkey and the Netherlands, the latter in two different stages. EFE (HN)