Chelsea have parted ways with their best manager in 110 year history and Guus Hiddink is believed to be taking the job in place of the ‘Special One’.
The decision, everybody was waiting for, came Thursday afternoon. Mourinho earlier felt that he was betrayed by his players and he also cleared that a top four spot is beyond Chelsea’s reach. After this announcement, the club had to take some decision to change things.
Luckily for the blues, Hiddink was free without any commitments. Now, as reported by The Telegraph, Roman Abrahimovic has reached a deal with the former Dutch International coach to take over Chelsea as a caretaker manager until the end of the season.
In 2009, Guus Hiddink took charge of Chelsea in mid-season after Scolari’s sacking and guided the team to a Champions League place. Not only that, he also won FA cup that season.
The 69 year old manager is all set to start his second spell at Stamford Bridge which will be quite tougher than the first one. He will be taking over a team, currently placed at 16th, just one point above the relegation zone. Clearly, the club will not bring him to ensure safety but as the situation demands, he needs to improve an awful lot to ensure that Chelsea’s European dream stays alive.
The Blues’ management were looking for a permanent option and they considered ex-Dnipro manager Juande Ramos. But, it did not seem convincing in the end and they decided to bring in Hiddink as a temporary manager. They keep plans of replacing him with Guardiola or Simeone at the end of the season.
As things start now, Chelsea have also cancelled Friday’s press conference. They expect Hiddink to meet the players and take charge of training from tomorrow morning ahead of an all important home clash against Sunderland.
Trivia: Guus Hiddink (2.62) has the best point-per-match statistics in Chelsea history, just ahead of Mourinho’s first stint (2.33).
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