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Hiddink: I won't stay

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Chelsea's new boss Guus Hiddink has stressed that he will not be remaining at Stamford Bridge beyond the summer after meeting his players for the first time on Thursday.

The Dutchman is set to combine the role as Chelsea boss with managing the Russian national team and, while he might be offered the Blues post permanently in the summer, Hiddink has every intention of returning to his international commitments.

"I have seen it here now and I felt the atmosphere already in a few hours, but what happens after May is clear because it is rather difficult to do the two jobs, and I have my obligations in Russia," Hiddink told Chelsea TV.

"It is rather difficult because the Premier League is very challenging. We can do it now because there are one or two games until June with the national team of Russia. That is why we said we can do it now, and we can do it full-hearted and committed.

"I was asked to come because of the relation with Roman Abramovich as well. Of course it is a big club as well, and let me be honest, I came because they asked me to join the club for the upcoming time."

Meanwhile Chelsea captain Terry believes time could be running out for Chelsea to stay in the title race.

"He (Hiddink) realises the situation we're in. Both him and the players have a very big job to do," said Terry.

"But if we don't do it now we're going to rule ourselves out of the title race.

"We are behind Manchester United and they have a game in hand. In the Champions League we have Juventus and they are going very well in the Italian League.

"We have Watford away in the FA Cup which is a difficult game and they will be pleased with what's been going on at our place for sure."

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