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Ex-Chelsea boss Hiddink considers future after Russia's nightmare defeat

19 Nov 2009 11:07:16

Ex-Chelsea boss Hiddink considers future after Russia's nightmare defeat

Guus Hiddink's future remains unclear after Russia were denied a place at the World Cup by Slovenia. The Dutchman, whose existing contract expires in summer 2010 followingthe finals, had announced towards the end of Russia's qualifyingcampaign that any questions about his future would be dealt at with ata later stage.   But with Russia's World Cup campaign now at apremature end thanks to last night's 1-0 defeat in Maribor, thosequestions have been hastily brought forward. Knockout punch: Slovenia's Zlatko Dedic ends Russia's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup  Carlo uncovered: Blues boss on Fergie, Abramovich and love of bacon!Slovenia 1 Russia 0: Dedic decider sends hosts into World Cup dreamlandHiddink hails Premier League for toughening up Everton's BilyaletdinovRussia 2 Slovenia 1: Nejc Pecnik grabs lifeline after Diniyar Bilyaletdinov brace Future unclear: Guus Hiddink's contract as Russia manager expires next summer Hiddink said: 'I have an existing contractuntil the end of the World Cup finals in July 2010.   'The question [ofwhether I will continue to Euro 2012] will require some time forthought.   'Before the matches with Germany and Slovenia the RussianFootball Association (RFS) expressed their desire to continue workingtogether. But we'll talk about the future at a later stage.' The former Chelsea boss took the managerial reigns at Russia in 2006, guiding them through adifficult qualifying group involving England and Croatia to an historicsemi-final place at the 2008 European Championship.   But havingenjoyed varying degrees of success at World Cup finals with Holland,Australia and South Korea, failure to qualify on this occasion withRussia will prove an unwelcome blot an otherwise illustrious record forthe Dutchman, who turned 63 earlier this month. Fight night: Tempers flare during Russia's World Cup qualifier against Slovenia  Carlo uncovered: Blues boss on Fergie, Abramovich and love of bacon!Slovenia 1 Russia 0: Dedic decider sends hosts into World Cup dreamlandHiddink hails Premier League for toughening up Everton's BilyaletdinovRussia 2 Slovenia 1: Nejc Pecnik grabs lifeline after Diniyar Bilyaletdinov brace   Explore more:Places:Croatia, South Korea, Russia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Germany, Australia


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