Guus Hiddink set to become Chelsea boss.

Guus Hiddink in London to finalise Chelsea deal

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Guus Hiddink is set to be appointed as the new manager of Chelsea, according to Sky News

The report claims that the Dutchman, who previously managed the club on an interim basis in 2009, is already in London as he closes in on a deal with the club. 

Hiddink, of course, previously enjoyed a successful period with Chelsea, claiming FA Cup silverware during his stint in west London. 


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The former PSV boss looks set to replace Jose Mourinho, who was relieved of his duties on Thursday. After securing the Premier League title last term, the Portuguese tactician endured a torrid start to the season. 

Incredibly, after 16 games, the Stamford Bridge outfit are 20 points behind table-toppers Leicester City and are just one point above the relegation zone. 

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In talks 

Kristof Terreur of The Telegraaf has confirmed that Hiddink is in talks with the club, but it appears that he won't be in the dugout against Sunderland. 

He faces a huge challenge in west London, however. The elite players at Chelsea must step up sooner rather than later or there will be severe consequences.

With a couple of winnable games on the horizon, the Blues must get back on track over the festive period. Saturday's clash against Sunderland will represent an interesting challenge for all involved. 

Chelsea fans: is Hiddink the right man to replace Mourinho? Have your say below! 

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