Hiddink arrives in London, confirms Chelsea talks

Date published: Friday 18th December 2015 1:56

Guus Hiddink has confirmed he is in talks with Chelsea over becoming their interim manager after arriving in London on Friday.

Chelsea have begun their hunt for a new manager after Jose Mourinho has ‘mutually consented’ on Thursday, with the club thought to be keen to find an interim boss before making a long-term appointment in the summer.

Hiddink, who took over Chelsea for the latter part of the 2008/09 season in similar circumstances, is the odds-on favourite to be given the job at Stamford Bridge.

The Dutchman arrived in London on Friday for talks with Chelsea, which he confirmed with newspaper De Telegraaf.

“I want to get some good insight before I make my decision,” Hiddink said. “‘I want as much information as possible. Chelsea are in a bad situation and there are reasons for that.

“Whether or not I’m visiting their next match depends on my first conversation. Then I’ll decide if I should stay in London longer.”

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