Guus Hiddink closes in on second stint with Chelsea following departure of Jose Mourinho

Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink

Guus Hiddink has edged towards a second stint as interim manager at Chelsea after holding talks with Stamford Bridge bosses.

The 69-year-old Dutch boss arrived in London on Friday to meet with Chelsea chiefs over a short-term role to replace Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich arrived at the club’s Cobham base on Friday, observing training but also overseeing negotiations with former Holland manager Hiddink.

Hiddink told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf he would listen to Chelsea’s proposals before deciding whether to return to the club he coached to the FA Cup title in 2009.

“I want to get some good insight before I make my decision,” said Hiddink.

“I want as much information as possible.

“Chelsea are in a bad situation and there are reasons for that.

“Whether or not I’m visiting their next match depends on my first conversation.

“Then I’ll decide if I should stay in London longer.”