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Cech and Drogba could return.

Guus Hiddink offered an advisory role at Chelsea next season

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Guus Hiddink has done a very respectable job at Chelsea this season. The Dutchman took over the Blues from Jose Mourinho with the club flirting with relegation.

But the caretaker boss went 15 league matches unbeaten after taking control and eventually led his side to a tenth-placed finish.

In fact, Hiddink has done such a good job that he has been offered to remain in west London in an advisory role for the club - an offer that he has accepted.

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But the good news gets even better for Chelsea fans. After confirming he was staying at Stamford Bridge, Hiddink admitted that two legends could be returning to the club once they’ve retired.

“I have spoken with Didier Drogba. I spoke with Peter Cech. These are legends,” he said on Fox Sports Tafel met Kees, per the Daily Mail.

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“They have had much impact here. Once they are really finished their playing career, they can be of great value to the club, such as assistant or scout.”

Italian boss Antonio Conte will arrive at Chelsea after managing his native country in Euro 2016 and it remains to be seen whether he will make wholesale changes at the club, or give the current squad a chance.

Hiddink's role, according to the Daily Mail, will be to concentrate on developing youngsters into the first-team.

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Chelsea have often been criticised in the past for not bringing youngsters through their academy into the senior side but Hiddink feels he did his best to give the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Bertrand Traore first-team football. 

“You often see that the young players are not always easy to link up with the first team,” Hiddink said.

“You have to use them through sparingly, otherwise they can end up burnt out.

“I already did that with Bertrand Traore and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but it needs to happen more often.”

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Chelsea
Football
Didier Drogba
Petr Cech
Premier League
Eden Hazard
Frank Lampard

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