Guus Hiddink heads to Anzhi Makhachkala not Chelsea

Guus Hiddink is on his way for a Russian adventure

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Guus Hiddink has been appointed the new manager of Anzhi Makhachkala.

Hiddink has been out of work since leaving Turkey, having lost to Croatia in a Euro 2012 qualification play-off last year.

He had been linked with Andre-Villas’ post at Chelsea, with the London Evening Standard reporting on Thursday that a number of Blues players were eager to see him return to Stamford Bridge.

England and PSV Eindhoven were also touted as possible destinations.

However, he has now agreed to join big-spending Russian club Anzhi, succeeding Yuri Krasnozhan, who resigned his position earlier this month before having taken charge of a single competitive game.

“I am glad to have been given this opportunity,” the former Russia boss told the club’s official website. “What is especially important to me is that the club has major plans to develop football in the country.”

Hiddink, 65, has appointed Ton du Chatinier and Zeljko Petrovic as his assistants. He will take charge of squad that includes Samuel Eto’o, Roberto Carlos and Yuri Zhirkov.


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