Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink admits he may quit role

BY foxsports • June 15, 2015

Guus Hiddink has revealed that he is considering stepping down as Netherlands coach.

The 68-year-old returned for a second stint with Oranje last summer, replacing Louis van Gaal, who left after World Cup 2014 to take charge of Manchester United.

The original plan was for Hiddink to lead Netherlands to Euro 2016 and then be succeeded at the helm by assistant coach Danny Blind.

However, that move could now be brought forward, with Hiddink considering his position due to the Dutch being third in European Qualifiers Group A and thus in danger of missing out on automatic qualification for France with four games to go.

"I have an idea about another role as senior coach," the ex-Chelsea boss told De Telegraaf. "But before I decide anything about that, I want to discuss it with the people around me.

"How long that will take? Oh, that could be clear in just one hour."

Netherlands currently sit five points behind group leaders Iceland and three adrift of second-placed Czech Republic in Euro 2016 qualification.

However, the Dutch did claim a crucial win in Latvia on Friday to maintain their two-point advantage over fourth-placed Turkey to at least remain on course for a play-off place.

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