Hiddink rules out return to Stamford Bridge, suggests two Blues coaches

April 17th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr. 17 (ANI): Guus Hiddink will nominate fellow Dutchmen Marco van Basten and Frank Rijkaard as potential successors to Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti instead of making himself available.

According to the Daily Mail, Hiddink, the coach of Turkey, prefers being an international manager instead of having the day-to-day responsibilities of a club coach.

He may fill the role of sporting director, which will be vacated when Frank Arnsesen leaves for SV Hamburg this summer.However, Hiddink just might be persuaded to take over given the close ties he has always maintained with owner Roman Abramovich.

Hiddink answered the call from Abramovich when Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked in February 2009, taking the reins until the end of that season.

But he and his partner, Liesbeth Pinas, value the relative privacy and normal lives they can enjoy in Amsterdam, afforded to them by international management.Hiddink would also be reluctant to break his contract with Turkey before the Euro 2012 qualifiers end in November, meaning that replacing Arnesen as sporting director in the autumn would suit him better.

Hiddink knows Chelsea’s situation well. Following his six-month tenure there, he was asked to review the management structure and compiled a report for Abramovich, recommending that he retain key backroom staff and try to bring stability. (ANI)

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