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Hiddink plans to take time off

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Guus Hiddink has revealed he is still in touch with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich but the Dutchman has no plans to make a swift return to football after leaving his post as Turkey coach.

Hiddink had his contract terminated by the Turkish Football Federation by mutual consent last week after they failed to qualify for Euro 2012, with reports in England quick to speculate that would lead to a return to Stamford Bridge - Hiddink led the club in a caretaker capacity in 2009 and guided them to FA Cup success.

That talk intensified following Chelsea's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool yesterday, which increased the pressure on Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas, but 65-year-old Hiddink's short-term plan is to take some time off. Asked if he had received an offer from Chelsea, Hiddink, speaking before yesterday's game, told RT: "No, I was contracted to the Turkish Federation at the time."

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