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Guus Hiddink leaves job as Netherlands coach after 10 months

The 68-year-old only took over from Louis van Gaal after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, but the Dutch Football Association said in a statement on its official website that Hiddink would leave his role on 1 July. The Netherlands lie third in their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying group, behind Iceland and Czech Republic.
Hiddink's contract had been due to run until Euro 2016. "I am sorry it went this way," Hiddink, who was also in charge of the Netherlands from 1994 to 1998, said on the KNVB's official website. "I thought it was an honour to again coach the Dutch national team and I wish my successor, the staff and the players every success on the way to the European Championships in France.''
KNVB director Bert van Oostveen said: "I regret this development. Unfortunately, the results of Guus' work were not immediately visible for everyone. We thank Guus for his efforts."
The KNVB said the other members of the coaching staff would remain in their posts. The Oranje have lost two of their six qualifying games so far and face a battle to qualify for the finals.


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