Chelsea just confirmed Guus Hiddink has been appointed as new manager until the end of the season. Abramovich appointed Guus Hiddink for the second time as he took temporary charge of Chelsea in February 2009 losing just one league game and believes manager will get the best out of current squad.
Hiddink said about the return: “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.”
The Dutchman will be at Stamford Bridge for today’s match but Steve Holland will take control of team matters for the game alongside Eddie Newton, who will now take on the role of assistant first-team coach.
Guus’s first stay in west London ended well, however, with the whole of Stamford Bridge singing his name following final home game of the season and the fans unveiling a huge ‘thank you’ banner at Wembley prior to the FA Cup final, in which we came from behind to win.
Since then, Guus has coached Turkey and the Netherlands, as well as spending 18 months at Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia, where he signed Willian from Shakhtar Donetsk.