Stamford Bridge job interests Dutchman.
Guus Hiddink has told Russian big-spenders Anzhi Makhachkala that he will wait a few weeks to weigh up his options and decide his future, Goal.com has learned.
The Dutchman, whose departure from Turkey was announced on Wednesday after he failed to guide them to Euro 2012, has privately not ruled out a return to Chelsea, where he retains close links with owner Roman Abramovich.
Anzhi have sounded out the former Russia manager about taking them into the European big time on a world-record salary but Hiddink, who has returned to Holland, wants time to take stock before deciding his next move.
Guus Hiddink is too good a manager to be without a job for too long but it’s hard to know what role Hiddink would be eyeing up at Chelsea, perhaps as a director of football or as an advisor to Andre Villas-Boas?
The veteran Dutchman may however be attracted to the big big money he could get at Anzhi and the Russian big spenders are indeed looking for a new boss with Brazilian Roberto Carlos currently taking on the role in a caretaker position.
Turkey’s limp play-off defeat to Croatia spelled the end of Hiddink’s reign as the national team coach.