The Daily Star gets creative, links half the population of Holland with soon to be vacant Stamford Bridge post.
MARCO VAN BASTEN and Frank Rijkaard are the top two names in the frame to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as Chelsea boss.
And the new man will be joined in a Dutch takeover by Guus Hiddink, who is coming in as technical director to oversee all transfer dealings at Stamford Bridge.
Roman Abramovich has sought the advice of close friend Hiddink about where Chelsea’s future lies with Ancelotti having failed to deliver a trophy this season.
Former Bridge boss Hiddink says ex-Barca boss Rijkaard and countryman Van Basten are the two best candidates capable of delivering success for Abramovich.
Both are free at present and would welcome the chance to take the job.
Neither would have concerns working alongside Hiddink.
SOURCE: Daily Star
Why did the Daily Star stop with just three Dutchman? Maybe they could have thrown Martin Jol into the mix? Maybe Johann Cruyff or Vincent Van Gogh, oh wait, he’s dead.
There is however growing speculation that Carlo Ancelotti may leave in the summer and some believe the reason Roma have not brought in a permanent replacement for Claudio Ranieri is so that the Blues boss can return to the club he served so well as a player. Currently Vincenzo Montella is caretaker boss at the Stadio Olimpico and has done okay, winning four out of his eight games in charge.
It would be harsh for Roman Abramovich to sack the Italian though, after all Ancelotti did net the domestic double in his first season at the club. However the Russian billionaire is known for not being the most patient man around.