Guus Hiddink considered to become next Colombia national team coach

Guus Hiddink considered to become next Colombia national team coach

- Guus Hiddink has been linked to replace Jose Pekerman in Colombia

- The 71-year-old is vastly experienced in handling international teams

- Hiddink has had two spells with Chelsea in 2009 and 2015 respectively

Former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink is reportedly wanted by Colombia as head coach Jose Pekerman's replacement.

The South Americans were knocked out of the World Cup by England in the round of 16 and the Argentine's contract expired at the end of August.

And according to Sport, the Colombian FA wants the Dutch coach to lead their national team to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Hiddink is vastly experienced when it comes to international management following spells with Holland, South Korea, Australia, Russia and Turkey.

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The 71-year-old has been brought in to rescue Chelsea on two occasions - after Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked in 2009 and Jose Mourinho in 2015.

His first job in international management came in 1994 with his home nation where he helped them reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup in France but was beaten by Brazil on penalties.

His home nation also lost to the same opponents in the semi-finals of the France 98' edition and returned to Holland in 2014.

Hiddink's last managerial job was at Chelsea in 2015 when Mourinho was sacked in his second spell at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had called on the Dutchman again after he won the FA Cup as interim boss in his first stay at the west London club.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Argentina FA has appointed Lionel Scaloni as interim boss for their upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia.

The 40-year-old replaces Jorge Sampaoli who stood down last month following a disappointing World Cup.

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