Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has revealed that he will not remain at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.
Hiddink was appointed in the interim manager of Chelsea last year after Jose Mourinho was sacked as the substantial manager of the club. The scenario of his appointment is quite similar to the 2008-09 season when he took charge of the club after Scolari was sacked.
Hiddink has stabilised the club since taking over. Under his watch, Chelsea have not lost any match and the team has fare better. There are postulations that Abramovich will ask him to remain if he doesn’t find the right replacement for him. Nonetheless, the Dutch manager seem to have his mind made up on his departure from Stamford Bridge.
He was quizzed about remaining with Chelsea and he said:
“I’ve put two dates in my mind which is the 25th and 28th May and then it’s finished, I can then go home on the 29th,”
“Those dates are the FA Cup Final (it’s actually on 21st) and Champions League Final. It means that after that it’s over. We made it very clear at the end of this I will stop.”
Chelsea’s hope of retaining the Premier league title this season is slim but Hiddink has certainly set his sight on winning the FA Cup and probably the Champions league.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have been linked to Diego Simeone and Pep Guardiola but a deal for the aforementioned coaches may not be possible. Guardiola is heavily linked with a move to Manchester City while Simeone has refuted reports that he will join Chelsea.