The Dutchman warns fans that the Russian Premier League outfit will make shrew signings, rather than go on a spending spree
The Dutchman took over from Yury Krasnozhan last week, prompting speculation of big-name transfers to match their illustrious coach, but Hiddink says he wants to make shrewd acquisitions.
"The stars are not the point here. I am convinced that Anzhi have to become one of the league leaders, but it will be difficult," the Dutchman told Sovetsky Sport.
"We need to move step by step, not to buy purely for the sake of buying. We need players with the right mentality."
Meanwhile, the former Turkey coach has spoken out about the squad he inherited from Krasnozhan.
"It seems that there is some tension in the squad, which we are going to work on together," the 65-year-old continued.
"In the first training session, I saw that the players respect one another, but commit fully and give their best."
Having finished in the top half of the table in the first phase of the season, Anzhi will compete in the championship group in the second half.