Photo Guus Hiddink

Guus Hiddink is considered to be one of the best managers of his generation worldwide.

He started his managerial role in March 1987 at PSV Eindhoven winning the European Cup one year later as part of PSV’s 1988 treble. With Real Madrid he won the Intercontinental Cup in 1998. In 2009 he took Chelsea to a FA Cup win and the Champions League semi final in which Chelsea lost out to eventual winners Barcelona on away goals. Hiddink also previously managed Fenerbahce, Valencia and Betis Sevilla.

Hiddink gained world fame as national team coach, taking both Holland (1998) and Korea (2002) to the FIFA World Cup semi final. Although Korea had not won a single game in their five previous World Cup appearances in 2002 they beat Poland, Portugal, Italy and Spain on their way to the last four.

On 16 November 2005 Hiddink lead Australia to their first World Cup finals in 32 years after beating Uruguay in a penalty shoot-out. The Aussies went on to their best ever finish in the FIFA World Cup 2006.

Recently, Hiddink took Russia to the EURO2008 semi finals with a famous 3-1 quarter final win against his home nation Holland.

Guus Hiddink is the current manager of the Turkish National Team who are well positioned to qualify for the EURO2012 play-offs in November 2011.

PSV Eindhoven

Dutch Premier League: 1987, 1988, 1989, 2003, 2005, 2006. Dutch FA Cup: 1988, 1989, 1990, 2005. Dutch Super Cup: 1993. European Cup: 1988. Champions League semi final: 2005.

Real Madrid

Intercontinental Cup: 1998.


FA Cup: Winners 2009. Champions League semi final: 2009.


FIFA World Cup 1998: semi final


FIFA World Cup 2002: semi final


FIFA World Cup 2006: 2nd round


EURO2008: semi final