Dutchman to coach club and national side at same time
The Dutchman, which led South Korea to a quarter final in the last World Cup, will give a big boost to a National side which, like South Korea, lacks a hi-powered domestic league. Hiddink also coached the Netherlands in the 1998 World Cup in France.
The Football Federation Australia has accepted Hiddink as their coach part-time, while staying on at PSV Eindhoven. This is an odd arrangement and I wouldn’t be surprised if Eindhoven balks at it. For Hiddink to coach 2 teams half way around the world from eachother is a ballsy move on his part.
Former Australia coach Frank Farina left the post after six years at the helm and a poor run of form.
So if Australia qualifies for World Cup 2006 you can guess what happens next.