Anzhi Makhachkala’s Guus Hiddink eyes Russian Premier League title

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Former Real Madrid boss has shared his expectation of the upcoming UEFA Europa League return leg against and has hinted at new signings this summer
Anzhi Makhachkala head coach, Guus Hiddink, has insisted that the Dagestani club is moving in the right direction, shrugging off reports suggesting that the Dikaya Divisiya overspent on player acquisitions since Suleyman Kerimov’s
take over. and Lacina Traore are among the expensive players that Anzhi have signed over the course of last two years.
The former Real Madrid manager revealed that winning the Russian Premier League title is his priority at the moment despite the Makhachkala-based club’s involvement in UEFA Europa League this season.
The Wild-division are playing in Europe, thanks to their 5th spot finish on the league table last season.
Anzhi will play the Europa League qualifying round return leg against Vitesse after winning the first leg 1-0 on the away turf. Hiddink is of the view that Anzhi have all the attributes to surpass any challenge.
“I would like us to reach the later stages of Europe but my priority is to win the league title in the near future. Last year we made ​​a big leap from eighth to fifth place. I am expecting us to go farther this season. We have
young players that want to win every game.”
“If we go through the group stage, then we need more players. I hope that our team will be playing in the Europa League as long as possible. At the moment I am happy with the staffing team, but I would like to have more high-profile
players at my disposal.” The FA Cup winner was quoted as saying.
Hiddink revealed that Anzhi are delighted to sign Everton Almeida from FC Braga, admitting that the 27-year-old left wing-back is a talented player. He insisted that Almeida will take time to settle in
Commenting on more possible arrival’s at the Dagestani club, the Dutch tactician hinted at new signings. However, he told the fans to remain patient until the end of the European qualifying round.



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