Dutch soccer coach Hiddink fired


The Dutch soccer federation terminated the contract of national team coach Guus Hiddink on Monday, ending his second stint in charge after just one disappointing season.

The KNVB said that Hiddink’s contract will now end on Wednesday. It had been set to last through next year’s European Championship.

Hiddink took over after Louis van Gaal led the Netherlands to third place at last year’s World Cup, but the Netherlands has had a poor qualifying campaign for Euro 2016 so far. It sits third in Group A, behind leader Iceland and the Czech Republic.