Cup Double Wouldn't Sway Guus

03 April 2009 12:09
Guus Hiddink is adamant that even a UEFA Champions League and FA Cup double would not be enough to persuade him to stay on as Chelsea manager.[LNB]Hiddink is in temporary charge at Stamford Bridge and, despite reports claiming otherwise, has continually stressed he intends to resume sole charge of Russia in the summer.[LNB]The Dutchman has impressed at the helm since taking over from Luiz Felipe Scolari in February, and has booked an FA Cup semi-final meeting with Arsenal and a UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie with Liverpool.[LNB]With Chelsea's Premier League title hopes fading of late, it seems the two cup competitions are their most realistic paths to glory this campaign - in what would be a memorable double.[LNB]But while Hiddink would savour such a feat, he insists the glory would make no difference to his allegiance to Russia.[LNB]Hiddink said in the Evening Standard: "It would be a beautiful scenario to win both cups.[LNB]"In that case I will not walk away from Stamford Bridge in my mind, but I will have to literally walk away because I have my full-hearted obligations in Russia and that is not going to change if we win those two cups.[LNB]"There is an emotional attachment with the Russian Federation and the people I work with - it would not be a good thing to leave them."[LNB]He added: "I look at the upcoming games this month and I'm excited. I won the European Cup in 1988 with PSV as a young manager, but it would be a dream fulfilled to win it again near the end of my career with Chelsea.[LNB]"Everyone knows that going to Anfield is like a hurricane. The atmosphere doesn't worry me, it excites me."[LNB]

Source: Eurosport