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Guus Hiddink keen on South Korea national team return

South Korea’s iconic head coach Guus Hiddink has welcomed a return to the Taegeuk Warriors job if he is offered the post.

The 70-year-old tactician brought history for South Korean football when he successfully led the East Asia nation to the semi-final of 2002 World Cup.

Hiddink is currently free agent after leaving his job as interim manager at Chelsea in the end of English Premier League 2015-16 campaign.

“I can take the job again if they want, money is not important matter for me,” he told YTN.

However, the South Korean Football Association (KFA) insisted that they still has trust in Shin Tae-yong, who previously replaced Uli Stielike as head coach in late June.

“We have contract with Shin Tae-yong until World Cup and we are going to fully support him,” read a statement from KFA.

South Korea have already booked their ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia thanks to a nervy 0-0 draw in Uzbekistan on Tuesday, the final night of Asia’s qualifying group games.