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Hiddink to retire at season's end

Created on 27 Nov., 2012 8:28 PM GMT

Anzhi Makhachkala coach Guus Hiddink has announced that he intends to call time on his coaching career at the end of the season.

The 66-year-old took charge of the Russian outfit in February, agreeing an 18-month contract, and has decided to retire when the deal expires.

"I wasn't planning to stay at Anzhi for a longer period," the Dutchman told NOS.

"Even if we make it to the Champions League, I think I will quit after this season. I'm 66, and you can say that it's enough now.

"You have to watch yourself. You don't want people to say: 'There's that guy again.'"

Hiddink's prestigious coaching career began at PSV in 1987.

He has since taken charge of the Netherlands, Valencia, Real Madrid, Australia, Russia, Chelsea and Turkey.