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Guus Hiddink
Guus HIDDINK
 
Personal information
Date of birth : 8 November 1946
Age : 70
Place of birth : Varsseveld
Playing position : Midfielder
Eredivisie player
1967-1970 De Graafschap
1970-1972 PSV Eindhoven
1972-1977 De Graafschap
1977-1981 NEC Nijmegen
1981-1982 De Graafschap
Eredivisie manager
1987-1990
2002-2006
PSV Eindhoven
Netherlands manager
1994-1998
2014→

Guus Hiddink is a former Eredivisie club player and coach and considered to be one of the most prominent managers of this generation.

Hiddink started his professional football career with De Graafschap in 1967. He joined PSV in 1970, but after failing to win a permanent position in the team, he rejoined De Graafschap.

Hiddink's coach career also started at De Graafschap. From 1981 to 1983 he was assistant coach there. He then moved to PSV, where he was originally assistant coach. When he took over as head coach in 1987, he led PSV to 3 Eredivisie titles, 3 KNVB Cups, and the European Cup in 1987/88.

In 1995, Hiddink was appointed coach of the Dutch national football team. He lead Oranje to the quarter finals in Euro 1996 and semi finals in 1998 World Cup.

In 2002 Hiddink returned to PSV. During his second spell with PSV, Hiddink won 3 more Evedivisie titles (2002/03, 2004/05, 2005/06), the 2005 Dutch Cup, and the 2003 Dutch Super Cup. Whilst in Europe, he led PSV to its 1st ever Champions League semi-finals appearance in 2004/05.

Hiddink has just been reappointed as Dutch national team coach to lead them through Euro 2016.


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