The coach has reiterated his plans to develop young domestic footballers in the time for the 2018 World Cup, and claims he will not use his influence to attract big names
New Anzhi Makhachkala boss Guus Hiddink has revealed his plans to incorporate Russian talent into his squad, not just world stars.
According to the former Chelsea coach, it is important to grow local talent in time for the 2018 Russia World Cup, and he is planning to involve young talent in his team.
“For me personally, and for Russia as a whole the 2018 World Cup is extremely important,” said the Dutchman, according to Russia Today.
“It is essential to provide a lot of attention to the youth system in the country. “
Hiddink has made his reputation throughout Europe well-known and believes he could influence high-profile signings should he desire, however, he wishes to stay concentrated on nurturing the country’s future footballers.
“I don’t intend to use my reputation to attract international stars to the club, even though I could,” added the 65-year-old.
“I believe it is vital to improve the youth system so that we could raise a new generation of talented Russian lads.”
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