Guus Hiddink emerged from a farewell post-match break-dancing party in the Wembley dressing room with his players and owner Roman Abramovich to admit he was "sad but satisfied" after Chelsea had beaten Everton 2-1 in the 128th FA Cup final.
It was Hiddink's final match after three and a half months in charge at Stamford Bridge. Now he will return to coach Russia after visiting his ageing father tomorrow and telling him how he won the FA Cup.
Hiddink said: "There were some extra-normal circumstances in the dressing room. We have a multi-cultural squad and we had a nice dance party with the staff."
He added: "Roman danced with us. He enjoyed it. He was in the middle of the party. He is not a man of many words but there were some beautiful pictures.
"It was emotional in the dressing room. I got my players together and thanked them in an emotional way for how we have worked together."
Hiddink revealed that Michael Essien led the African dancing after goals from Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard had delivered Chelsea's fifth FA Cup.
Everton striker Louis Saha had given the match a stunning start when he thundered home a left-foot shot after just 25 seconds to record the fastest goal in FA Cup final history. Drogba's equaliser came via a powerful header in the first half and Lampard's winner in the second was a trademark strike from outside the penalty area.
Hiddink said: "I feel sadness because the attitude of the players was superb, but leaving with silverware gives a feeling of satisfaction. This is the best way. The standard of this club means it must win some silverware each year."
Hiddink, however, admitted there was also a feeling of frustration at missing out on the Champions League final.
He said: "It would have been more perfect if we had been somewhere else a few days ago. I would have loved to have played Man U. It was almost a perfect goodbye. Not winning today would have left unfinished business."
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