Dutch Coach Guus Hiddink has signed an 18 month contract with cash strapped Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. Makhachkala are expected to make the official announcement within the next 24 hours however, sources close to the club have revealed that the contract as very ‘lucrative’.
Reports in his native Holland suggest that Hiddink is expected to earn €10 million-a-year (£8.3m) net of tax. However, Hiddink who had earlier insisted that the club put in a youth system as one of his per-requisites, is said to be satisfied after the matter was cleared.
In fact, Makhachkala have offered to give Hiddink a ‘vast budget’ to allow him bring in players who can help the club win the Russian championship. There is no denying that Hiddink is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the game and it will be interesting to see how he marks his return to a country where he has had a lot of success with the national side.
Meanwhile in other coaching news, Harry Redknapp has revealed that he is considering taking up the England coaching job on a part time basis maintaining that it would be ‘unfair’ to walk out on Tottenham.
“Part-time? In the short term I think it’s possible for the European Championships,” Redknapp told Abu Dhabi Sports.
“But I think in the long-term it’s not possible to manage a club team and manage a national team. It’s difficult enough to manage in the Premier League without having to worry about managing the England team as well.
“Just to walk away now, when we’re in such a good position, it wouldn’t be fair, it wouldn’t be fair on Tottenham. I have to really keep focusing on Tottenham.”
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