Guus Hiddink confirms talks to take over at Chelsea

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Former interim manager Guus Hiddink has confirmed that he is in talks with Chelsea about succeeding Jose Mourinho until the end of the season, according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

Hiddink previously managed the Blues back in 2009, when he took over from Brazilian coach Luis Felipe Scolari and went on to lift the FA Cup and finish the season with a win percentage of over 70%.

And he has told the Dutch daily that he is in talks to perform the same role again, but his comments suggest that they are still some way off agreeing the move.

“I want to get some good insight before I make my decision. I want as much information as possible. Chelsea are in a bad situation and there are reasons for that,” he said.

“I want to gain some good insights on that before I make my decision. Whether or not I’m visiting their next match depends on my first conversation. Then I’ll decide if I should stay in London longer.”

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