Chelsea Football Club has confirmed that Guus Hiddink has been appointed first-team manager until the end of the season.
The official Chelsea statement read:
”The owner and the Board welcome back a coach with a wealth of top-level experience and success, including his previous spell with the club in 2009 when we lifted the FA Cup.”
In his first words as Chelsea new manager Hiddink said:
”I am excited to return to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world but is not where it should be at the moment. However, I am sure we can all turn this season around.”
”I am looking forward to working with the players and staff at this great club and especially renewing my wonderful relationship with the Chelsea fans.”
However, the Dutch manager will not occur in today’s match as Chelsea coach, as it was agreed before, today the team will be lead by Steve Holland.