Hiddink becomes national coach of Curacao

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Much-travelled football coach Guus Hiddink is taking over the national team of the Caribbean island of Curacao.

"It was hard to say no," one-time Socceroos coach Hiddink, 73, told Fox Sports.

Hiidink, who has also coached the Netherlands, South Korea, Russia, PSV Eindhoven and Chelsea, has signed a contract until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and starts in September.

Curacao, who have never reached the World Cup, is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and plays in CONCACAF.

Round one of World Cup qualifying begins in October.

Source AAP