Hiddink appointed as interim Chelsea manager

AFP , Saturday 19 Dec 2015

Guus Hiddink
A picture taken on March 27, 2015 shows Dutch head coach Guus Hiddink looking on during the Euro 2016 qualifying round football match between Netherlands and Turkey at the Arena Stadium in Amsterdam (AFP)

Guus Hiddink has been appointed Chelsea manager until the end of the season, the Premier League champions announced on Saturday.

The experienced Dutch coach, 69, succeeds Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on Thursday, and returns to a role he previously performed in 2009, when he led Chelsea to glory in the FA Cup.

"I am excited to return to Stamford Bridge," Hiddink said in a statement on the Chelsea website.

"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."

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