Chelsea expected to annouce Hiddink as the new manager today

Chelsea expected to annouce Hiddink as the new manager today

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Chelsea are expected to announce Guus Hiddink as their new manager today.

It would be a return for the Dutch manager, 69, probably at interim like it was in 2009 after Felipe Scolari was sacked.

Hiddink’s experience with Chelsea was positive, as he won an FA Cup beating Everton at Wembley 2-1 in the final, and he only lost one game ( 1-0 at White Hart Lane with Tottenham).

However, he decided not to continue his experience at the Blues since he was in charge also to be the Russian national team coach and wanted to continue his adventure there.

His latest manager experiences weren’t, anyway, very fortunate: he resigned from coaching Dutch national team after a very bad run in the beginning of EURO 2016 qualifiers: the team eventually did not qualified, with Hiddink assistants Danny Blind and Ruud Van Nistelrooy left in charge.

He also failed qualification to EURO 2012 with Turkey after losing 3-0 to Croatia at playoffs, after which he resigned, and between the two spells at the national teams he managed Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala, that he brought to an historical participation to European competitions ( Europa League, where he was knocked out from Newcastle in the quarter finals). He then resigned in July 2013 claiming he left because he completed his mission, which he said was to develop Anzhi in a way that it could progress without him.