After the fallout of Carlo Ancelotti’s departure from Chelsea it looks like Roman Abramovich has wasted no time in appointing Guus Hiddink as new manager.
Currently looking over the Turkish National side, it seems this charismatic Dutch legend will leave his post after their 2012 Qualification game in Belgium, and it seems Roman Abramovich has already agreed a substantial qualification package with the Turkish FA.
Of course Chelsea fans already know what they are getting with Hiddink as he guided Chelsea to the FA Cup as caretaker boss at the end of the 2008-9 season, and the 64 year old could well take the hotseat as there are definite doubts over the current favourite for the job Marco Van Basten, who was removed from his job at Ajax after failing to secure Champions League football.
John Terry, speaking after the defeat to 10-man Everton on Sunday, insisted the players, and not axed Carlo Ancelotti, should be blamed for the club’s failure to win any silverware this season. The Chelsea centre back insisted:
We have to learn from where we went wrong this year. I think there were a lot of things. We haven’t played as well as we could have at a lot of times.
Whether this appointment will be a good one for Chelski is another matter.
It still appears that Abramovich is still pulling the strings as to the players coming in and coming out of Stamford Bridge and the Russian could already be on a collision with Hiddink.
The players may still be smarting after the sacking of another player favourite.
It should be an interesting couple of weeks for Chelsea fans as some of their big names in Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda and Michael Essien are rumoured to be on their way out of London.