Hiddink pens new Russia deal

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Guus Hiddink has signed a new contract to keep him as Russia manager until the 2010 World Cup.

Manager to stay with Russia until 2010 World Cup

Guus Hiddink has signed a new contract to keep him as Russia manager until the 2010 World Cup. Hiddink had always indicated that he would put pen-to-paper on an extension, but it has taken some time for the agreement to be finalised. "Hiddink signed his contract this evening (Monday)," said a spokesman for the Russian Football Union. "It is now official." No financial details of the deal have been disclosed, although Russian media have speculated that Hiddink was looking for some compensation for taxes. The Dutchman's contract had been set to expire in July after Euro 2008. Russia qualified for this summer's competition by finishing second in their group ahead of England. They will face Sweden, Spain and holders Greece at Euro 2008.

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