Hiddink signs for Anzhi
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Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala have appointed Dutchman Guus Hiddink as their new head coach, ending speculation of a return to Chelsea.
The experienced manager has signed an 18-month-deal with the club and will also act as their vice-president and chief scout.
Hiddink has been unemployed since leaving Turkey after failing to lead them to qualification for this summer's European Championships and has been regularly linked with a move back to Chelsea where he previously coached in 2009.
He was also tipped as a possible outsider to succeed Fabio Capello as England boss but he has now signed with the free-spending Russians and says he is delighted to have been handed the job.
"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," he told the club's official website.
"I know about the ambitions of the stockholder, the club, fans - now it's known to the whole world. I'll do my best so that the team's play will satisfy these ambitions."