International Soccer
 
                       === Hiddink leaves Turkey post ===
 
 Istanbul,  Turkey (Sports Network) - The Turkish Football Federation confirmed
 on  Wednesday  that Guus Hiddink  has left his post  as national team coach by
 mutual consent.
 
 The  65-year-old ended his  spell in charge of Turkey after he failed to guide
 the team to qualification for Euro 2012, having lost 3-0 at home to Croatia in
 the first leg before a 0-0 draw in Zagreb on Tuesday in the return leg.
 
 This marks the second successive failure for Hiddink in qualification with the
 Dutchman having missed out on the 2010 World Cup as coach of Russia.
 
 Hiddink  had a great track record prior, having helped the Netherlands qualify
 for Euro '96 and the 1998 World Cup, while also coaching Australia in the 2006
 World Cup and Russia in Euro 2008.
 
 In addition to his exploits on the international level, Hiddink has spent time
 with  Real  Madrid and Chelsea among  others, and has already been linked with
 big-money clubs PSG and Anzhi Makhachkala.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11/16 11:44:49 ET

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