The agent of Dutchman Guus Hiddink has ruled his client out of the running to become the new Tottenham coach.

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hiddink aCoach Andre Villas-Boas was sacked on Monday after Tottenham were defeated 5-0 by Liverpool on Sunday at White Hart Lane, and Hiddink had been mentioned as a replacement.

However his agent Cees van Nieuwenhuizen has told Voetbal International that Hiddink is unlikely to join Tottenham after signing a pre-contract deal with the KNVB to become Netherlands national team coach after next summers World Cup.

He said, “I would be surprised if Hiddink goes to Tottenham. I can hardly imagine that happening.”

“Guus has just signed a deal with the KNVB and he has also recently turned down other offers from other countries to be active at the World Cup in Brazil.

“So the rumours surrounding Guus and Tottenham shouldn’t be taken seriously.”

Hiddink has been out of work since leaving Russian side Anzhi earlier in the year, and has previously worked in the English Premier League with Chelsea. However his commitment to the national team appears to scupper any chance of the 67-year-old returning to England.

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