Gus Hiddink

Russia coach Guus Hiddink has been handed a six-month suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of tax evasion in the Netherlands.

The 50-year-old was accused of evading almost 1,400,000 in Dutch taxes by falsely claiming to be a resident of Belgium in 2002 and 2003.

Judges at a court in the Dutch city of Den Bosch delivered their verdict on Tuesday. In addition to the suspended sentence, Hiddink was also given a 45,000 fine.

Hiddink is widely accepted as one of the best coaches in the world, his stock rising after he led co-hosts South Korea to the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup.

In a long and distinguished career, Hiddink has also had spells in charge of PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid, Valencia, Holland and Australia.

Makes you appreciate Stan all the more doesn’t it?

Seriously though, I’ve no time for wealthy pricks that evade tax.

Fair f**ks to him I say. If we show him our record of how we treat tax cheats he might be tempted by the Irish job.

That article is wrong anyway - there is no way Hiddink is 50, he’s 60. Rubbish source Farmer.