Guss Hiddink, the man in charge of Netherlands presently, is harming his reputation day by day and that too quite rapidly.
There was a time when he was one of the most favourite sporting figures in Netherlands.
And, it was not only the case in Netherlands, in the rest of the world too, Hiddink was very popular. He had a great image everywhere.
He was considered as a tactical genius, but, hat midas touch which he used to have a few years back, it does not seem to be there these days.
You would find it hard to find a single person currently who would tell you that Hiddink is doing a good job as the manager of the Netherlands national Football team.
Each and every supporter of Dutch Football wants his head and it’s quite astonishing actually.
And, Hiddink himself is showing signs of collapsing under pressure now. The statements that he is making, they don’t make too much of sense.
Recently, in one of his press conferences, he claimed that the Dutch side were not a top side any more. They might have made the Round of 4 last year in Brazil and had eventually ended at the third position, but, that was not the reflection of reality. Read more »
Netherlands finished 2014 on a high note as they sealed a 6-0 victory over Latvia which is a hugely important triumph not only for the national side but especially for GuusHiddink as the Dutch coach is under immense pressure after having lost their initial 2016 Euro’s qualification match with a loss against Czech Republic and things turned worse for Netherlands after facing another surprising defeat but this time when locking horns with Iceland and losing 2-0.
The pressure that GuusHiddink is going through, is so high that the manager stated his intention to resign as the manager of Netherlands if his team losses against Latvia.
One of the main reasons on why expectations are so high for Netherlands and Hiddink is because of the fact that the squad was able to snatch the 3rd place of the 2014 World Cup after claiming victories over big nations such as: Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, Chile and Australia.
If Netherlands was able to defeat all of those national teams, fans of the team are expecting them to qualify into the 2016 Euro’s without much difficulty but things haven’t been going as planned after having lost against nations which aren’t very prominent in the world of football. Read more »