Former Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink has revealed he wants to replace Jose Mourinho as Blues manager…although there is one problem.
In a new regular feature, we take a look at the day’s rumours involving Chelsea, separating the wheat from the chaff to save you the trouble…
GUUS HIDDINK: I WANT TO REPLACE JOSE MOURINHO AS CHELSEA BOSS (DAILY EXPRESS)
With Mourinho’s future at Stamford Bridge a constant source of speculation after the reigning champions poor start to the season, a host of names have been linked with the managerial position at the Blues.
However, according to this headline from the Express, one of the frontrunners for the job has actually said he wants the post. Quite the revelation.
Except, a quick scroll down the story reveals that he has actually said nothing of the sort.
In fact, what Hiddink did actually tell Voetbal International was: “Top-class football is always attractive.” He obviously didn’t watch the Manchester derby at the weekend.
The Dutchman then went on to add: “I’ve had some offers come my way recently, but there were no jobs I wanted to get in to right away. We’ll see, we just have to wait now.”
So there you have it. At no point has Hiddink said he wants to replace Jose Mourinho as Chelsea boss. But why let the facts ruin a good headline?
CHELSEA NEWS: £50M ACE WILL SNUB MAN UTD AND ARSENAL TO JOIN (DAILY STAR)
As Falcao and Loic Remy fail to impress for the Blues, and Diego Costa struggles to recapture his form from last season, a new forward is reportedly on Mourinho’s wishlist.
According to the Star PSG’s Edinson Cavani is that man, and the source to reveal this juicy gossip – Fichajes of course. How exactly a Spanish website has managed to find out a former Napoli striker who is now playing in France is on his way to England before anybody else is anybody’s guess.
Interestingly, the Telegraph have also cited the same source, but have interpreted it as suggesting the Uruguayan is on his way to Arsenal….