17.02.2012  18:37

Guus Hiddink appointed head coach of FC Anji.

Guus Hiddink

Famous Dutch specialist Guus Hiddink signed contract with the club today.

The contract is valid for one year and a half. Except coaching of the team Hiddink will also take up a post of the Vice-President on the club`s development.

FC Anji gladly welcomes Guus Hiddink to the club and wishes him success in his work!

Welcome to the club!


- At the end of last year we had long discussions about Anji and that`s why now I made a prompt decision. I`m glad to accept such an opportunity, to work not only with the football team but also with my friends who invited me here. The most significant factor for me is that the club is building plans on football development in the republic. This is as important as getting results for the first team and I `m going to pay special attention to this direction. We spoke much with Suleiman Kerimov about this after which I realized what a grand project I was invited to be a part of.

I know about ambitions of the owner, the club, the fans, now it`s known to the whole world. I`ll do my best so that the team`s play will satisfy these ambitions.
Guus Hiddink

Guus Hiddink born on 8 November, 1946 in  Varsseveld, Netherlands.

Honoured coach of Russia.

At the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France he led the Netherlands national team that finished fourth. At the World Cup in Japan and Korea 2002 he gained the same results with the South Korea national team. At the 2006 World Cup Guus coached the Australian national team that reached the finals for the first time in 32 years and reached the quarter final stage. Hiddink was also coaching Dutch club PSV at the same time.

On 14 April 2006 Guus Hiddink was appointed as the head coach of the Russian national team, and proceeded to performing his duties in July 2006. At the UEFA European Football Championship 2008 the Russian national team showed the best results of the recent 20 years and unexpectedly won bronze medals.

Guus is a holder of the European Champions Cup (with PSV) and Intercontinental Cup (with Real Madrid).

He was previously a head coach of Chelsea London and was formerly Turkey`s national team coach.