After Jose Mourinho decided to part ways with the Blues after mutual consent, the club wasted no time in looking out for the interim manager. The season is not over yet and the team demanded a responsible leader in the management. After several discussions with the board, it was announced that Guus Hiddink has been appointed as the interim manager of the London club. He has formerly managed Chelsea, too. In the year 2008-09, Hiddink had taken over the managerial position for 3 months on a temporary basis. “I am excited to return,” said the Dutchman. “Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world but is not where it should be at the moment. However, I am sure we can all turn this season around.” “It’s a fantastic appointment. I’m very happy about it. This club needs an experienced manager at the helm and Guus Hiddink is clearly that,” said Holland.
A statement on the Chelsea website read: “The owner and the board welcome back a coach with a wealth of top-level experience and success, including his previous spell with the club in 2009 when we lifted the FA Cup.’’ “Mr Abramovich and the board believe that Guus has what it takes to get the best out of our talented squad.”
As for the candidate in the permanent manager’s seats, Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Simeone have been linked. However, Pep is heading to Manchester City say the reports and Carlo will be choosing Bayern Munich. That leaves only Simeone up for grab. No deal has been put forth by the Blues as of now. There’s time until the end of the season, and with time will come the decision of the final choice of the future manager of the club.