Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is preparing a bid for Turkish manager Guus Hiddink, whether or not Carlo Ancelotti wins the title with Chelsea this season, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Hiddink has repeatedly pledges his allegiance to Turkey, but a source revealed yesterday that when it came to the manager’s future, “let’s wait and see what happens.”
Turkey have a Euro 2012 qualifier away to Belgium on June 3, and dependent on that result as well as their remaining qualifiers, Hiddink could be immediately available for the Chelsea job.
Chelsea have long been linked to Hiddink for a managerial position, particularly as Hiddink was caretaking Chelsea manager in 2009 before Carlo Ancelotti took over.
Reports have been rife that Ancelotti is on the way out at Chelsea after the Blues bowed out of the Champions League quarter final to Manchester United. Abramovich is reportedly obsessed with winning a Champions League trophy, and believes that with Hiddink’s international experience he would be perfect to achieve that goal.
Chelsea currently sit at second on the Barclays Premier League table, and are six points adrift from title leaders Manchester United. Should Chelsea win the title, while Abramovich has made his intentions to remove Ancelotti clear, it will no doubt be more difficult to pass by the fans removing the manager who has defended the Barclays Premier League title.