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banner Friday, 8 December, 2000, 06:28 GMT
Hiddink to lead South Korea
Gus Hiddink
Hiddink took the Netherlands to the World Cup semi-finals
South Korea's national football team has hired former Netherlands coach Gus Hiddink, it was revealed on Friday.

"Gus Hiddink confirmed to us he would take the job we offered," said Korea Football Association's general manager Sam Ka.

Hiddink, who coached Real Madrid, agreed to terms in November and a contract is currenlty being drawn up.

"We hope to sign the deal with him in Seoul," said Ka.

South Korea, who automatically qualify for the 2002 World Cup as co-hosts with Japan, won only one preliminary match at the Sydney Games.

Hiddink led the Netherlands national team to the semi-finals of the 1998 World Cup in France.

Ka did not reveal details of the contract, only that bonuses were included for advancing the team to the last 16 or better at the next World Cup.

According to the contract, the 54-year-old is due to coach the Korean team for 18 months up until 30 June 2002, when the World Cup ends.

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