Guus Hiddink has suffered just one loss in his 13 matches in charge at Chelsea, but he knows he will not be brought back to Stamford Bridge next year.
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When Hiddink took over after Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December, he knew he was coming in on an interim basis until the end of the season when the club appointed a new manager.
Recent reports have linked Antonio Conte with the job, with the current Italy boss expected to take charge at Chelsea after the European Championship in June. With all the rumors and speculation, Hiddink would prefer if the club made a quicker, more “transparent” decision.
I am in favour [of a quick appointment]. But it’s a personal opinion that when things are done you make it transparent.
You’ve heard more than I have because that’s your job, you have to search around where the rumours are. That’s not my job. I’m just there to prepare for the next game.
I’m not involved in this so that’s all you can get from me on this issue. Of course this club is searching now and experienced managers they like and there are a lot. It’s up to them, to make up their mind and make the decisions.
While it looks all but certain that Conte will join Chelsea in the summer, Hiddink can’t worry about the future with a match against red-hot Southampton on Saturday. Saints have won five of their last six PL matches and thrashed Chelsea 3-1 earlier this season, and the Blues could jump back into the top-half of the table for the first time since August with a win.