Guus Hiddink has been confirmed as the new coach of Russia and will take charge after this summer’s World Cup finals.
Hiddink will quit as coach of PSV Eindhoven at the end of the season, and after leading Australia at this summer’s Word Cup finals he wiull take up his new role.
“We worked very hard to find a candidate for this position,” Russian supremo Vitaly Mutko told Itar-Tass.
“We met many specialists, including those from Russia, but we decided to go with Guus Hiddink.”
Hiddink has said previously that his backroom team would be a combination of Dutch and Russian staff.
“I will form a Dutch staff but also with a Russian who knows Russian football,” said Hiddink.
“We have to analyse the situation and get the team afloat.”
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