Guus Hiddink not sure about Future after leaving Club
Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink says that he is not sure what the future holds for after leaving the club for a second spell.
The Dutchman has been at Chelsea twice in his career but both were as the interim manager. In the first instance, he was reluctant to give up his role as the Russian national team boss in favour of a permanent move to Chelsea. Now, his age appears to prevent him from taking over at the club on a permanent basis. A much younger Antonio Conte has been announced as the permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho starting from July.
The first spell at Chelsea was much more successful for Hiddink after he secured FA Cup title and also almost reached the Champions League final by beating Barcelona. This time around, he has been able to get the club only to a 10th place finish, which is their worst record in the Premier league for almost 2 decades. However, his finish compares well with the club’s relegation battle when Hiddink took over from Mourinho. Many were left surprised that the defending champions had come out in such poor defence of their title. Hiddink feels that he leaves the club after having avoided the threat of relegation and ensuring a good second half to the season.
"I don't know. I will have some holidays. Then the Premier League starts again, I will not directly be involved but I will follow it closely.It's always difficult to say goodbye, I have been here twice and I have enjoyed it, although it was difficult to get the team from the relegation zone to where we are now. It's not enough for Chelsea standards but to say goodbye is difficult for a club I love. I won't be away for long in the future, I will come to visit," said Hiddink.