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Hiddink and Turkey part ways

Published: Wednesday 16 November 2011, 12.15CET
Guus Hiddink has stepped down as Turkey coach following their UEFA EURO 2012 play-off defeat by Croatia, bringing to an end the Dutchman's fifth spell in charge of a national team.
Hiddink and Turkey part ways
Guus Hiddink looks on during his last match in charge versus Croatia ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 16 November 2011, 12.15CET

Hiddink and Turkey part ways

Guus Hiddink has stepped down as Turkey coach following their UEFA EURO 2012 play-off defeat by Croatia, bringing to an end the Dutchman's fifth spell in charge of a national team.

Guus Hiddink has stepped down as Turkey coach following their UEFA EURO 2012 elimination.

Turkey's hopes of matching their run to the 2008 semi-finals were ended by a 3-0 aggregate play-off defeat at the hands of Croatia following a goalless draw in Zagreb on Tuesday. Hiddink and the Turkish Football Association (TFF) agreed the termination of his contract by mutual consent.

The 65-year-old Dutchman had previously led the Netherlands, South Korea, Australia and Russia, plus club sides including PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid CF and Chelsea FC. He took on his fifth national-team role in August 2010 and oversaw Turkey's second-placed finish in qualifying Group A to earn a play-off berth.

Last updated: 16/11/11 12.43CET

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