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This is PSV: Guus Hiddink

Posted on 2 August 2003  - 12:00

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Success has never been far away for PSV coach Guus Hiddink - on both club and international stages.

Club-wise, there is little doubt that his greatest moment was to bring the European Cup back to Eindhoven as part of a treble in the 1987-88 season.

His side, including the likes of Hans van Breukelen, Wim Keift, Erik Gerets and Ronald Koeman, toppled Real Madrid in the semi-finals before beating Benfica on penalties.

Hiddink was in charge of the Dutch national team from 1995-1998 but his greatest international achievement came with South Korea last summer when he led the co-hosts to the semi-finals of the World Cup, where they were touched off 1-0 by Germany.

Having played in Holland for at Varsseveld, his home-town team, De Graafschap, PSV and NEC he switched to America and stints at Washington Diplomats and San Jose Earthquakes before his first coaching job back at De Graafschap in 1981.

PSV called in 1983, an assistant coaching role before taking the top job in 1987 where he won three-successive titles, three Dutch Cups and, most memorably, the European Cup in 1988.

He moved to Fenerbache in Turkey and Valancia in Spain before taking on the big one, the Dutch national job, succeeding Dick Advocaat in 1994.

He guided the Dutch to the quarter-finals of Euro 96 and semi-finals of the 1998 World Cup before Real Madrid called in 1998 and then the South Korean post between January 2001 and the World Cup last summer.

He returned to PSV again after that triumph where he secured another Dutch title last season.