Hiddink rules out coaching Nigeria, Argentina

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Russia coach Guus Hiddink has revealed that he will not lead another team to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Both the Nigerian FA and the Argentinian FA were believed to be interested in signing the Dutchman.

"My working relationships with my employers have always been based on the principles of plain speaking and honesty," Hiddink told Russian daily Sport Express.

"And in this way I can say for sure that I haven't signed contracts with anybody, nor have I even held any talks, neither with clubs nor federations. I won't hide the fact that many have wanted to hold talks. But I have declined them all.

"Almost all the sides that came through the qualifying stages with their own coaches will be going with them to South Africa," he continued.

"But even if one or another federation were to offer me [the chance] to take charge of their national side for the World Cup, I would refuse. That would only be possible if I had made it through with the team I was in charge of during the qualifiers."