Chelsea set to appoint Guus Hiddink as immediate Jose Mourinho replacement

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Chelsea could be set to hand Dutchman Guus Hiddink a second short term deal to take over at the club as a replacement for Jose Mourinho, the Daily Express reports.

The Blues gave Mourinho his marching orders for the second time on Thursday afternoon after a difficult start to the season has the club languishing dangerously above the relegation zone, with just a solitary point separating them from the dotted line.

However, despite a long list of potential candidates to take over from the Special One, The Express claims that Hiddink is the bookies’ favourite to take the position until the end of the season.

Reports earlier also suggested that the club are in talks with Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone to take the job next summer.

Hiddink managed the club on an interim basis back in 2009, and led the club to an FA Cup victory, but soon departed to take over the Turkish national team.

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