Date: 11th April 2006 at 9:22am
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We can certainly rule out one man for the Newcastle hotseat – Guus Hiddink has announced he will be the next coach of the Russian national team.

Hiddink, who will leave Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven at the end of the season and will coach Australia during the World Cup, made the announcement on TV programme Holland Sport.

Hiddink: ‘I’m glad that this is off my chest now. If all the final details in my private life are settled as planned the deal will be sealed. I have been to Russia already to look at things and I already know that it will be fun to work there. They have some young players with a great future, as far as I can tell now.

‘I will live in Amsterdam and fly to Russia whenever it’s needed. That could be for a period of several weeks or just for a few days.’