The defender said: "We all regret that he is leaving. All the guys admire him. If the players had a vote on who would be their coach, the Dutchman would be starting next season with us.
"But, unfortunately in these situations, nothing depends on the players. It is all about the directors.
"We understand that he only came to us for a short period and that he has to work with the Russia national team. But, if Hiddink had brought us the Champions League, there would have been a chance. The whole team would have begged, 'the boss, stay!' But it was not to be."