Friday, November 23, 2007

Midas Touch

Kind Midas is a well known king from Greek Mythology that has an ability to turn everything he touched into gold. That's why it was known as "Midas Touch".

Right now, that touch perhaps belongs to Guus Hiddink, the current Russian national football team coach. He has just made Russia goes through the Euro 2008 competition after removing England. Before Russia, his golden touch has mde South Korea became a semi-finalist on the FIFA 2002 World Cup before it was beaten by the Germany. The South Korean government gave a big reward to Guus Hiddink by making him as a honorary South Korean citizenship with other rewards also They also rename the stadium in Gwangju as Guus Hiddink Stadium.

After South Korea, Guus Hiddink's golden touch moved to Australian national football team, even though it's not as successful as South Korea.

I wonder what will happened if Guus coaches Indonesian national team? But that should wait after 2010, since he has extended his contract with the Russian until 2010.


  1. Anonymous4:40 PM

    He's also being tipped as an outside chance for the job of England manager...

    Current English joke:

    Q: "What's the difference between Lewis Hamilton and the English football team?"
    A: "Lewis Hamilton still has a McLaren"


  2. That's the problem of being a coach

    when you win, the player gets the rewards
    when you lose, the coach gets the punishment