South Korea's coach Hiddink attains stardom

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

Along with South Korea, which reached the World Cup semis, their Dutch coach Guus Hiddink has now become a super celebrity.

South Korea's coach Hiddink attains stardom
©

Seoul:

South Korea's footballers have achieved instant stardom with their team reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup. Their Dutch coach Guus Hiddink has now become a super celebrity. Hiddink made history as the first coach to lead two separate teams to the World Cup semi-finals, first with Holland and then with South Korea. In Hiddink's home town, the remote village of Varsseveld, locals have been eagerly following the progress of their favourite son. A resident of Varsseveld remarked, "I was born here in Varsseveld. I'm very proud of Guus that he has a success out in South Korea and we hope that he will get the lads to the final." "It's great and a lot of people are coming over here, it's little spot on the map Varsseveld and now a lot of people know it," exclaimed another. Whether South Korea wins or loses in the semis, Hiddink has already made his name. He was hired on a contract of $1 million and has already been honoured with a villa called Hiddink house and four years of free air travel on Korean Air.

Topics : Football
Related Articles
Subrata Paul Suspended For Dope Taint, Will Go For 'B' Sample Test
Subrata Paul Suspended For Dope Taint, Will Go For 'B' Sample Test
Lionel Messi Wins El Clasico For Barcelona With Last-Minute Winner
Lionel Messi Wins El Clasico For Barcelona With Last-Minute Winner
FA Cup: Alexis Sanchez Caps Arsenal Fightback, Sets Chelsea Final Date
FA Cup: Alexis Sanchez Caps Arsenal Fightback, Sets Chelsea Final Date
Show Comments
Advertisement