Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chelsea confirm Hiddink appointment

Chelsea have confirmed that Guus Hiddink will take control of the club on a temporary basis until the end of the season.

The 62-year-old Russia coach, who replaces Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari after his sacking on Monday, will meet the Chelsea players later this week.Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich made Hiddink his primary target following the club's decision to dismiss Scolari and used his close ties with the Russian FA to broker a deal.

The Dutchman takes over from Luiz Felipe Scolari after the Brazilian was sacked as Chelsea's manager on Monday following a run of results which saw the Blues drop down to fourth in the Premier League table, seven points behind leaders Manchester United.

Who is Guus Hiddink?
Personal information
Full name : Guus Hiddink
Date of birth : 8 November 1946 (1946-11-08) (age 62)
Place of birth : Varsseveld, Netherlands
Playing position : Midfielder
Club information
Current club : Russia & Chelsea

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