Guus Hiddink held his final press conference as a Chelsea manager this afternoon after the 1-1 draw against Leicester.
When asked if he had some special feelings after his farewell he said:
“I didn’t feel tears going over my cheeks but of course it’s always emotional.
“It’s not that dramatic as I think I will be back every now and then, not in the limelight, just hidden a bit, to help out with the academy boys etc, so I won’t say a dramatic crying goodbye as after the summer I will be back every now and again.”
Hiddink also stated that he is confident the club will do well next season:
“I have full confidence they will go up to where they belong and that is fighting for silverware and being at least in fourth, third, second or first position.
“It won’t be easy. This season we are all aware what other clubs can do as well. We have seen Leicester and Tottenham and also West Ham doing well. Other clubs are knocking on the door and having more finances, and maybe with some smart recruiting, I don’t think it’s now a done deal that the four established clubs from the past are the four established clubs for the future.”
About John Terry’s future, he claimed:
“I am happy they are in contact and they are talking. That’s good. I don’t want to speculate but personally I hope they will manage to come to a solution.
“Although he is 35 he is still physically and mentally very fit. He can contribute a lot.”