Dutch specialist Guus Hiddink will become the world’s highest paid coach if Russia’s richest club Anzhi agree to his financial terms.
According to Raisport, the 65-year-old has asked the Makhachkala club for an annual salary of €15 million, while the Russians have offered him “just” €9 million.
The highest paid coach in the world, Jose Mourinho, earns €13.5 million per season with Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
However, Hiddink’s demands may prove too much even for Anzhi’s owner, Suleyman Kerimov, as the Dutchman hasn’t been as successful in recent years as he was in the past.
The coach failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup with Russia, and subsequently missed out on Euro 2012 with Turkey.
The Makhachkala side have been in search of a new manager since they parted company with Gadzhi Gadzhiev back in September.
At the moment the duo of Andrey Gordeev and legendary Brazilian defender Roberto Carlos are in charge of the team as caretaker coaches.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and his countryman Didier Deschamps, who now heads Marseille, are reported to be the other possible candidates for the Anzhi job.