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Hiddink committed to Turkey

June 2, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Guus Hiddink has rejected an offer to take charge of Inter Milan next season, according to his agent.

Guus Hiddink
GettyImagesGuus Hiddink will take charge of Turkey from August

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Hiddink, who has agreed to take charge of the Turkish national team after four years with Russia, has been linked with a shock switch to Inter following the departure of Jose Mourinho to Real Madrid. Fellow Dutchman Wesley Sneijder had hailed his ability and was eager to see him move to San Siro.

However, Hiddink's agent, Cees van Niewenhuizen, insists the former Chelsea coach has no intention of walking out on Turkey.

"Inter asked me last week if Hiddink could be a candidate for the Nerazzurri hotseat,'' he told Telelombardia. "They told me that he was the number one candidate on the list.

"I replied that it is impossible because Hiddink has only just started his experience with the Turkish federation and he will not go to the federation and ask them to be freed from his contract. Hiddink wants to respect his contract.

"You can never say no, but I believe it is impossible."

Fabio Capello has also been strongly linked with the position, but it is understood that he plans to see out his current contract with England until the end of the 2012 European Championships.

Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa is also thought to be under consideration, along with Fulham boss Roy Hodgson, who took Inter to the UEFA Cup final in 1997. Rafael Benitez, previously expected to join Juventus, could also be a candidate.