Cole hopes Hiddink stays

21 April 2009 08:51
Ashley Cole is the latest Chelsea players to say he would like Guus Hiddink to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of this season. The Dutchman has said on several occasions that he is only on a short-term contract with the Blues and will revert to coaching the Russia national side full-time at the end of the season. Since replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, Hiddink has guided Chelsea to the FA Cup Final and the last four of the Champions League as well as improving their Premier League form. Cole said of the veteran coach: "He's got everything. The lads just love him. He can be funny and likes a laugh but he can be serious, and when he's serious you know he's serious and he does a great job. "All managers have a scary side. But he isn't so much scary - he just made us realise we needed to do something. "If he needs to put an arm around you then he will. He isn't one of those who'll leave you on your own to deal with things. He'll come over and look after you and tell you things you want to hear. "He's been a breath of fresh air with the players. He's given us all a belief, he's come in and just made everything click so easily. He's been so good for us. "It will be sad when he goes. All the players would love him to stay. I definitely would. I don't know what he's thinking or what he can or can't do. We hope he stays, that's all we can do."

Source: ESA