Guus Hiddink link with John Terry against him for England manager job
Guus Hiddink has shown time and again that he can take charge of a national side and get the very best out of them, with the Dutchman steering Russia to the semi-finals of Euro 2008 before they were beaten by eventual champions Spain.
February 10th, 2012
With Fabio Capello resigning just four months before Euro 2012 starts, it might be the case that the FA have to look at bringing in a stop-gap replacement for the major tournament before appointing someone in a permanent position in July or August.
Hiddink has declared that he would be interested in discussing the vacant position, although his agent reckons that a strong relationship with John Terry might count against his client.
Cees van Nieuwenhuizen told the Daily Telegraph: “I don’t, based on previous conversations with England FA board members, imagine that it would work.
“Guus also has a very strong personal relationship with John Terry and would be on his side in all this.”
It would also seem as though Hiddink would want more than just a fleeting stint in charge of England, with Van Nieuwenhuizen adding: “He’s not done that in the past and had always previously also been involved in qualification.”