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Hiddink rejects Chelsea link

11 Feb 2007 - 12:10:49

Guus Hiddink has played down speculation that he is being lined up to replace Jose Mourinho as Chelsea boss for next season.

The experienced Dutchman is currently head coach of the Russian national team which has lead to speculation that he has been earmarked by the Blues to replace a reportedly unhappy Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich is thought to have helped secure the 60-year-old former PSV Eindhoven and Holland national team boss for his own national side.

However, Hiddink claims he is not thinking of taking the Chelsea helm in the summer should Mourinho decide to end his three-year tenure.

"I have definitely not spoken to Roman Abramovich about moving to Chelsea this summer," he said in The Mail on Sunday.

"I am coach of the Russian national team and will continue in that job until the summer of 2008.

"I am satisfied with my current job and very busy at the moment. I have other things to concentrate on.

"How do you think it would go down if I were to leave this job after a year and join Chelsea?"


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