According to VI, Russia are hoping to convince Guus Hiddink to return as head coach of the national team.

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hiddinknedlatRussia are looking for a new head coach following Leonid Slutsky’s resignation after a 3-0 defeat to Wales last week saw them knocked out of the European Championships. They have now reportedly targetted Hiddink to take charge as they look ahead to hosting the World Cup in two years.

Hiddink, who spent four years in charge of Russia between 2006 and 2010, is out of work after leaving Chelsea at the end of the season and has no interest in retiring despite nearing his 70th birthday.

Speaking to VI, Hiddink responded to the rumours, “I have just finished an intensive job at Chelsea. In July I return from holidays, only then am i going to think about football again. ”

Hiddink led Russia to the semi-finals of the European championships in 2008, but resigned after failing to reach the 2010 World Cup.

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