Guus Hiddink wanted to be a manure farmer

Posted by - February 19, 2009 - Chelsea, Oddballs

Chelsea boss is rolling in it

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has revealed what could be a useful trait for his new job – he always wanted to be a manure farmer, not a football manager. The Dutchman’s childhood ambition was to become a ‘stront boer’, a farmer who keeps animals with the specific purpose of selling their muck as fertiliser.

“Whenever I was asked what I would like to be when I grew up I would answer ‘stront boer’. Every child has his dreams and mine was to become a farmer. That seemed just wonderful to me.”

He continued: “When I was a child I grew up in the middle of farms. After school finished I always hurried to a friend’s farm. He had cattle and horses. Even as a child I knew how to milk cows and when I was 12 I learned how to plough a field. I loved that, with two horses in front pulling the plough.”

It will be handy for Guus to be accustomed to dealing with manure since Sir Alex Ferguson has already started work on stirring it. The Man Yoo boss said: “I think they have played into our hands and that the title race now is going to be between ourselves and Liverpool.”