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Russians look to go Dutch

16 January 2006 09:41

MOSCOW, Jan 16 (SW) – Speculation in Russia has narrowed the field for the vacant national coaching position to Dutchmen Guus Hiddink and Dick Advocaat.

Russian Football Federation President Vitaly Mutko has been forced to go public given the intensity of the reports.

“I had talks with three top foreign coaches and two of them have agreed to coach Russia,” admitted Mutko.

“The problem is that most top coaches have contracts at least until the World Cup, so we may have to wait a bit to make an official announcement.”

Hiddink will lead Australia into its first World Cup Finals appearance since 1974, whilst compatriot Advocaat is hoping to replicate South Korea’s terrific run at the 2002 edition of the tournament.

When questioned as to whether the appointment would be made from one of the two Dutchmen, Mutko simply responded: “No comment.”

Russia missed out on a place at the World Cup Finals in Germany after finishing third in their group behind Portugal and Slovakia.

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