Hiddink admits he ‘will be back’ after farewell draw with Foxes

Oli Fisher
Guus Hiddink: Wants to return to Stamford Bridge

Guus Hiddink admitted that he will stay at Chelsea in some capatcity, despite losing his job to incoming Italian boss Antonio Conte.

The Blues drew 1-1 at home to Premier League champions Leicester City in the Dutchman’s ‘farewell’, after Danny Drinkwater’s late strike cancelled out a Cesc Fabregas penalty.

Hiddink conceded that it wasn’t the best performance from Chelsea in what has been a disappointing title defence.

“It was a typical end of the season game where there was nothing at stake. We were sloppy after the penalty and they got the equaliser.

“Until December, there were big worries as the club were one point away form the relegation zone. My first task was to get away from that and in two months we were out. As a second target, we wanted to go further and get to the top-four.

“As long as the youngsters don’t say, hey grandad it’s time to go, I still want to carry on.

“I think that I’ll be back here, every now and then. Not in the limelight, just hidden a bit. I am going to help out with the academy boys.”

He also spoke about the future of John Terry, who may have played his last game for the club.

“John Terry and the club are in contact and that is good. We must not rock the boat. In Holland we say, don’t disturb the hen that is sitting on the egg.”

He added: “It’s not going to be easy. We were all aware of what other clubs can do. We’ve seen Leicester, Tottenham and West Ham.

“Other clubs are knocking on the door. Having more finances next season, with smart recruiting. I don’t think it’s a done deal that the established clubs of the past are established for the future.”