Hiddink happy to see Abramovich during stability

Date published: Sunday 31st January 2016 9:36

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Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink is glad to be able to welcome Roman Abramovich to the club’s training ground in a time of stability.

Hiddink’s weekly media briefing ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at MK Dons was witnessed by Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck.

And Abramovich has been a regular visitor to the Blues’ Surrey training base since December’s departure of Jose Mourinho.

Hiddink has overseen a seven-match unbeaten run – Chelsea are eight undefeated since Mourinho’s departure – including last week’s win at Arsenal, which was a high amid a season of strife for the dethroned Premier League champions.

“Normally when big bosses come to the training ground, then it’s a bad message,” Hiddink said.

“They go there to punish or whatever. Every now and again, that happens in the past.

“But I’ve also invited my bosses – although they have the right to step in any minute – to come.

“Normally they say ‘we don’t want to bother, we don’t want to come’.

“But I say ‘no, it’s your club, feel welcome to come to training’.

“That doesn’t mean you don’t make big decisions every now and again, but I like them to feel welcome not just in the official receptions, before or after games.

“I’m happy when they don’t have always these bad messages or decisions to make.”

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