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Terry wants FA Cup send off for Hiddink

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Chelsea captain John Terry insists the players are determined to give interim coach Guus Hiddink a day to remember by winning the FA Cup.

The England captain maintains the Chelsea squad are not thinking about who Hiddink's successor may be as they want to remain focused on providing the Dutchman with a victorious FA Cup send off.

"We are not thinking about the new regime at all," said Terry. "We don't want to disrespect the current manager and so we are fully focused on the FA Cup."

Hiddink is set to quit Chelsea after Saturday's FA Cup final against Everton and return to his main role as Russia's national coach.

The players and the fans have all urged Hiddink to change his mind and stay but Terry admits the squad has total respect for the way he has remained loyal to Russia's players.

Hiddink has set his sights on rebuilding the national side and qualifying for the World Cup finals in South Africa next year.

But his commitment to the Russians means turning his back on a job he openly admits has been enjoyable from day one.

Terry added: "I am sure there maybe a few chats after the game with the people upstairs, but they are the ones making the decisions. As a group of players, we get on with it and we do what we can on the pitch.

"It has been a tough couple of years with different managements and it is important the players get their rest and we come back even stronger next year.

"We don't know who is coming in and we don't know what regime he is going to bring in. But at the minute we don't really care about that. We care about Guus Hiddink. He is the man in charge."

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