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Oscar reveals Chelsea players’ choice for next manager

Chelsea playmaker Oscar has conceded that the squad wants Guus Hiddink to remain in charge beyond the end of this season.

The interim boss has a contract that runs until the end of the current campaign after replacing Jose Mourinho in December, as the Portuguese tactician failed to replicate the success that the club enjoyed last year when winning the Premier League.

While the Dutchman has lost just one of his 13 games in charge which in turn has seen Chelsea make big improvements, he has evidently had a positive impact on the dressing room too as he has the backing of the players according to his Brazilian star.

“Based on how well Guus has been doing so far he could very well stay,” he said, according to The Sun. “We’ve been playing very well as a team. Confidence is up and the whole club is happy at the moment.

“Since he’s a popular figure, there’s a good chance he’ll stay. That’s a good description [Wesley Sneijder once described him as friendly uncle]. He’s a very nice guy, very smiley and always looking to create a positive and happy environment.

“He has a very positive influence here and we’ve been playing well. We’ve had a lot of draws in that time but overall, in the Premier League, things have been going a lot better and it has given a huge boost of confidence to all the players.

“And also for me on a personal level because I’m playing much better. He said all the things we wanted to hear as players which was to get back to winning ways and playing much better football like we were doing so last season. So that was the main thing – getting back to the level we know that we can perform at.”

Chelsea face Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, as they look to continue their resurgence with a trip to Southampton awaiting them next weekend.

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