Hiddink looking for ‘insight’ after confirming Chelsea talks

Date published: Friday 18th December 2015 1:24

Guus Hiddink: Dutchman appointed

Guus Hiddink: Dutchman appointed

Guus Hiddink has confirmed he is holding talks with Chelsea over a second stint as interim manager at Stamford Bridge.

The 69-year-old Dutch boss arrived in London on Friday to meet with Chelsea chiefs over a short-term role to replace Jose Mourinho.

Hiddink told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf he would listen to Chelsea’s proposals before deciding whether to return to the club he coached to the FA Cup title in 2009.

“I want to get some good insight before I make my decision,” said Hiddink.

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Mourinho left his Chelsea post on Thursday, just seven months after guiding the Blues to the Premier League title but after suffering nine defeats in 16 league matches this term.

Hiddink would appear to be Chelsea’s preferred caretaker appointment while the likes of Pep Guardiola, Diego Simeone and Antonio Conte are reported to be potential long-term successors to Mourinho.

Hiddink pledged to hear Chelsea’s offer in full before deciding whether to accept the challenge, suggesting first team coach Steve Holland could take charge of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

“I want as much information as possible,” said Hiddink.

Chelsea are in a bad situation and there are reasons for that.

“Whether or not I’m visiting their next match depends on my first conversation.

“Then I’ll decide if I should stay in London longer.”

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    Matthew Briggs
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    Guus Hiddink has confirmed he is holding talks with Chelsea over a second stint as interim manager at Stamford Bridge.

    [See the full post at: Guus Hiddink confirms Chelsea boss talks]

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    aindro
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    He is unemployed now. If he does not want to take the job, give to somebody else

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    Sensible approach from Hiddink,imo Hiddink wants to understand what’s gone on to leave us in this mess and probably what he may or may not be able to do in the January window.

    I would be much more concerned if he just said I’ll take it without any due diligence!

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    aindro…At 69 Hiddinck is knocking on a bit,maybe he’ll only be interested on an interim basis.Still,I wouldn’t mind Guus coming in perhaps with Clarkey as his side-kick.Hiddinck could very well come in to keep the seat warm and keep things ticking over considering an interesting snippet of news about Guardiola telling Bayern that ‘his mind’s made up!’ coinciding with the fact that his contract with them is up at the end of the season.But then again that could be me putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with 5 lol!

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    999…I’m very sceptical of all these players sending commiserations and well wishes to Mourinho on social media!…yeah right!,’crocodile tears’ after they got him the ‘push’!.I just hope when the new man is installed in the hot-seat proper the ‘revolt’ ring-leaders will be weeded out and jettisoned out the club in short order.Hazard was my favorite player but I’m sorry,his body language and demeanor suggests he wasn’t helping matters,if it’s found out he was a contributing factor for the mess and it going boobs-up for Jose I just can’t forgive subversiveness and treachery…Eden’s got to go,no room at the club for those type of players imo!.

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