Indonesia coach hankers for Hiddink role

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JAKARTA - Indonesia's national coach is on a collision course with the Southeast Asian nation's football federation over his plans to twin the job with coaching a club side.

Benny Dollo is keen to follow in Guus Hiddink's shoes and take on the dual role with Indonesian Super League club Persija Jakarta, one of the sides interested in signing him up. The parties have already been in contact.

"Persija approached me to be their head coach in the Super League," Dollo told the Jakarta Globe newspaper.

"It's just a preliminary talk. We haven't talked about any contract, and I haven't signed anything," he said, adding that he had also been approached by two other ISL clubs.

Dollo would not want to quit his role as national team boss, but rather twin it with the club duties.

"Just like Guus Hiddink when he took over Chelsea but still maintained his job in the Russian national team," he said.

Hiddink took over from Luiz Felipe Scolari in February, remaining with them until after May's victory in England's FA Cup final.

Dollo's plan was met with a cool reaction from the Indonesian football federation (PSSI).

"His contract will expire in December, and we will review his performance then," PSSI secretary general Nugraha Besoes said.

"I don't think he's allowed to hold two jobs at the same time. There's a clause in (his) contract that states the national team head coach is prohibited from having a job as a club coach."