Ex-Chelsea, South Korea, Australia boss Hiddink sets retirement date

Guus Hiddink has effectively announced his retirement from management by setting a date for his final day in charge.

The 66-year old Dutchman currently presides over Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala but has revealed that he will not be in the coaching caper for too much longer.

"It was not my intention to stay very long when I joined this club," he told De Telegraaf.

"I'm basically going to stop at the end of the season. At 66 years old I think I've nearly had enough.

"I don't know what I'll do. Maybe I'll be an advisor or supervisor to young players or coaches.

"I want to teach people how to handle certain issues in football or how they can plot their career path. That sounds interesting. I will not disappear into a black hole."

Hiddink added: "I get up every day with so much energy, but you have to be careful not to get into a routine.

"You have to be careful that people will think, 'here he is again'.

"So Anzhi is basically the last team which I will coach."

Hiddink has managed PSV Eindhoven, Valencia, Holland, Real Madrid, South Korea, Australia, Russia, Chelsea and turkey throughout his career with a host of honours alongside his name including the 2009 FA Cup (Chelsea), a total of six Eredivisie titles and the 1988 European Cup (PSV).

 
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