Patron saint of underdogs
Guus Hiddink has a knack for getting remarkable results out of unremarkable teams. It was under Hiddink that South Korea became the first Asian nation to reach a World Cup semi-final in 2002. As coach of the Australian national team, the Dutch trainer not only led the country to its second-ever World Cup, but managed to clear to the second round of the tournament.
Hiddink is currently trying to work his third managerial miracle in a row, this time by taking Russia’s national team to South Africa 2010.