Monday, September 16, 2019

Hiddink will still leave at end of season

Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has reiterated his desire to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the Premier League season despite numerous players wanting the Dutch manager to stay on, according to BBC Sport.

Michael Ballack and Petr Cech are reportedly two of the players hoping Hiddink will stay on past the end of the season with 6 wins and a draw against Juventus since the Russian national team manager took over.

However, Hiddink has once again told press that he will leave Chelsea in order to concentrate on his role as manager of the Russian national side, saying: “I made it very clear a few weeks ago – and again recently – what the future will be for me after 30 May, I don’t have to do that again.”

Under Hiddink Chelsea have reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, FA Cup semi-final and have moved up to second in the Premier League, causing the likes of Cech and Ballack to publicly praise Hiddink, but the Dutchman remains undeterred saying: “They might change their minds about me when I put them on the bench or not even in the squad,” joked Hiddink.

“But there is a good atmosphere of work here and we are very demanding of each other. If they are happy with the way we are working and it’s going well with results it’s all OK. “

Source: BBC Sport

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