Former Chelsea boss Hiddink interested in England job

Rob Conlon
Guus Hiddink: Manager left Chelsea at the end of the season

Guus Hiddink wants to hold talks with the FA regarding the vacant England manager’s job, according to reports.

Hiddink left Chelsea at the end of the season after a second spell in charge as interim manager and was expected to retire from football.

The 69-year-old is understood to have rejected an offer to return as Russia boss, as well as clubs in China and Saudi Arabia.

However, according to The Times, Hiddink is willing to return for the “right challenge”, and the FA have registered an interest in the Dutchman.

Given his wealth of experience at both international and club level, Hiddink ticks many of the boxes mentioned by FA chief executive Martin Glenn.

One stumbling block could prove to be his age, as he would be unlikely to guide England through to the 2022 World Cup.

Jurgen Klinsmann and Glen Hoddle remain the favourites to replace Roy Hodgson, who resigned after the Three Lions were knocked out of Euro 2016 by Iceland.