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Hiddink happy to take China U21 job

Former Chelsea and Barcelona coach Guus Hiddink is happy to be working in Asia again.

Hiddink has been named China U21 coach with the express aim of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.

"They really wanted me, so then I politely entered the conversation. There is a lot to be gained, that is exactly the challenge," said the Dutchman, who admits he grew tired waiting for a club offer.

"What else do I have to do? When people say: 'Guus, you are too old', nothing sensible comes out."

There's claims Hiddink's salary with the Chinese FA will be worth €4m.

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