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Hiddink tells Reuters he is in talks with Chelsea
Guus Hiddink is in talks with Chelsea about taking over as manager until the end of the season while continuing as Russia coach.
Hiddink said he was approached by the Premier League club to coach the team after Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked on Monday.
“I have to admit it’s a complicated situation involving the Russian national team and Chelsea,” the Dutchman told Reuters in an exclusive interview in Turkey.
“I must say that this is an exceptional situation. If it was any other club aside from Chelsea my answer would be a straight ‘No’,” he said. “But Chelsea is different because I have good relations with the owner (Russian Roman Abramovich).”
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PHOTO: Russia coach Guus Hiddink smiles before addressing fans in Moscow, June 27, 2008 REUTERS/Thomas Peter