The Dutch Football Association have announced plans for Guus Hiddink to succeed Louis Van Gaal as Holland head coach after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with the 67-year-old set to sign a two-year contract with the KNVB that will run until the end of the European Championships in 2016.
It will represent Hiddink's second spell in charge of his country, having initially been appointed in 1995, leading the Oranje for three-and-a-half-years before parting ways after a fourth placed finish at the 1998 World Cup in France.
Assistant manager Danny Blind will assume control for the Netherlands' bid for qualification for the 2018 World Cup, but in the meantime will form part of Hiddink's coaching team that will also included former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Hiddink has extensive experience as a manager at international level, enjoying spells with South Korea, Australia, Russia and Turkey, and will bring a wealth of knowledge to the table for Blind - who spent time in charge of Ajax between 2005 and 2006 - to tap into as he looks to hone his skills further in anticipation of taking the helm in two years time.
Having a coach of Hiddink's capacity on board will come at a considerable price to the Dutch FA - it's likely that he will become one of the highest paid national team managers in the world, though the finer details of his two-year contract are yet to be unveiled.
In light of his impending appointment, GiveMeSport has decided to pull together a list of the current seven highest paid head coaches on the international scene, with information taken from therichest.com.
Click through the tabs - above or below - to find out who makes the cut, which contains a couple of surprise inclusions, and have your say in the comment box provided where you think Hiddink will place on the list of richest managers…
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