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Hiddink to retire at season's end

By Football News

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.