Guus Hiddink: Is He Overpricing Himself out of Anzhi Makhachkala?

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IDecember 4, 2011

Guus Hiddink
Guus HiddinkJamie McDonald/Getty Images

Guus Hiddink has agreed to sign with Anzhi Makhachkala if the club is willing to pay him $20 million a year. Anzhi Makhachkala is willing to pay $12 million for the services of the former coach of the Turkish National World Football Team.

The news was reported by Raisport and published in RT as Anzhi Makhachkala looks for a new coach. Roberto Carlos and Andrey Gordeev are serving as temporary coaches since the dismissal of Gadzhi Gadzhiev in September 2011.

Hiddink appears to be tempted to move to Anzhi Makhachkala on his own terms. He has seen the club pay a big amount of money to sign Roberto Carlos and Samuel Eto'o.

The only difference was that Anzhi Makhachkala paid enough money for the services of Roberto Carlos and Samuel Eto'o of their own free will. No job seeker (including sports) would demand a salary of a future employer.

Hiddink should know that demanding a certain amount of salary from a supervisor amounts to overpricing himself out of a job. The former coach of Turkey and Russia must take into account that he did not take Russia to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The same can be applied for Hiddink's gesture as coach of the Turkish National World Football Team. Turkey did not classify for the 2012 Euro Cup which does not help the equation for Hiddink.

I am willing to predict that Arsene Wenger or Didier Deschamps may be the new coach for the next Anzhi Makhachkala season.