The Dutch have planned a smooth transition between coaches with Hiddink replacing Van Gaal in September for the Euro 2016 campaign and Danny Blind - currently an assistant to Van Gaal in Brazil - primed to take charge after that tournament.
Hiddink said: “The team that this technical staff will deliver after the World Cup feels like a gift.”
He claims the development of players such as Ron Vlaar, Stefan de Vrij, Jasper Cillessen and Bruno Martins Indi is a massive boost for his task of qualifying the side for the next European Championship in France.
“These players have not only won much more value for their clubs, but also much more value for themselves, ” Hiddink explained. “They have learnt in some tough matches to work out solutions and how to act on them.
"They will come home in the next week as much better footballers having made unbelievable progress.
“That will give me a huge advantage when I take over as national coach. They will bring all they’ve learnt to the team as well as their clubs.”
Getty ImagesNew arrival: Guus Hiddink will be given a 'huge advantage' when he takes over
Hiddink, who was in charge when Holland beat Argentina at the 1998 World Cup in France, will start his next tenure as coach on September 4 with a friendly against Italy.
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