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Chelsea did not want Guus Hiddink back for Premier League campaign

14:56 30 July 2011

Chelsea opted not to bring back Guus

Chelsea opted not to bring back Guus

The only Chelsea boss not fired by billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has revealed he was never formally the chance to return to Stamford Bridge as manager.

Guus Hiddink did not receive a firm offer to lead Chelsea again, following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti, said the Dutchman.

“Was I offered the Chelsea job? No, we didn’t have any contact about the specifics of the job.

“I had my contract with Turkey, but the president of the Turkish federation asked me about the speculation. I replied: ‘Mr President, if there is something I will come directly to you.’

“He said ‘please don’t think about leaving,’ but I repeated there was nothing concrete and in the end, he understood.”

Sixty four year-old Hiddink won the FA Cup during his stint in the hot-seat at Stamford Bridge.

Now he has told Abramovich that Chelsea need stability in order to compete with Premier League champions, Manchester Utd.

“If you look at Manchester Utd, they are the example that clubs need stability. This is what Chelsea need as well. I have told Roman that and I think they are convinced as well now.”

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