With only two defeats in 35 games spread across two spells, Guus Hiddink has proved himself capable of bringing the best out of Chelsea, both going forward and defensively.
John Obi Mikel is a man reborn under the Dutchman, whilst Cesc Fabregas is getting stuck in and Diego Costa is finding the back of the net.
What’s more, Hiddink is giving youth a chance, with 20-year-old Bertrand Traore scoring three goals in his last three appearances to reward the faith shown in him.
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And yet, despite all this and Chelsea’s measured but noticeable climb up the Premier League table, the 69-year-old remains but an 'interim manager', condemned to working each day knowing it's one less until he departs Stamford Bridge again.
The current list of managers interested in replacing Hiddink this summer is long, of course. Who wouldn't want to be on Roman Abramovich's payroll with the likes of Eden Hazard, Costa and Willian at his disposal?
The names one hears most these days are Italian duo Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri, as well as Chilean Jorge Sampaoli, but without a second of Premier League experience between them, surely they present far more of a risk than sticking with the tried, trusted and triumphant Hiddink?
Chelsea have steam-rolled through a number of world-class managers throughout Abramovich's reign - Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho and Luiz Felipe Scolari but to name a few - so perhaps it's time to stick with what they know works.
The only other serious contender would be Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino, but why on earth would he leave his title-challenging, young Spurs side for a club renowned for constantly chopping and changing their manager? He wouldn't, frankly.
As a result, Chelsea fans might hope that Oscar's prediction of the club edging away from upheaval and sticking with Hiddink comes to fruition, with the Dutchman a very popular figure in west London.