Guus Hiddink set for Nou Camp role after resigning as Anzhi Makhachkala boss.
Guus Hiddink could be set to become the new head-coach of La Liga giants Barcelona after resigning as manager of Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.
The 66-year-old former Real Madrid manager stepped down as Anzhi boss on Monday, with ex-Manchester United assistant Rene Meulensteen appointed caretaker manager of the mega-rich club.
Bookies immediately slashed the odds of Hiddink taking over at the Nou Camp. Tito Vilanova, 43, resigned as Barca boss on Friday as he continues his battle with throat cancer.
Hiddink odds to take over in Catalonia dropped from 33/1 to around 1/3, while journalist Mike Anstead confirmed that the Daily Mail were set to run with the story:
Guus Hiddink is set to be new Barcelona manager – more soon at @MailOnlineSport
— Mike Anstead (@mike_anstead) July 22, 2013
Russia journalist Artur Petrosyan stressed that Hiddink’s resignation had nothing to do with the six match touchline ban he received for pushing a referee or because of his health:
Hiddink’s resignation has nothing to do with 6 games ban which hasn’t happened yet or his health.
— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) July 22, 2013
Hiddink said he expected Anzhi to be his last job in football when he took charge last year.