Hiddink position unchanged

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Guus Hiddink's agent insists the Dutchman will not quit as Turkey manager to take over at Chelsea, despite the resignation of the man who appointed him.

Tuesday saw TFF president Mahmut Ozgener announce he would not stand for another term in office, a decision which fuelled speculation over Hiddink's position. Hiddink is renowned for not breaking contracts but Cees Van Nieuwenhuizen was uncertain whether his client would consider being bought out of the final year of it as the same as a breach.

"I really have no idea," Van Nieuwenhuizen said, insisting Ozgener's announcement had "not had any effect" on Hiddink's own position.

He added: "The contract is with the Turkish Football Federation and not the individual president."


Asked if Hiddink was concerned or upset about Ozgener's departure, Van Nieuwenhuizen said: "Guus is somebody who can accept the facts of life."

Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay on Tuesday refused to comment on reports Hiddink is the club's number one target as he visited Hong Kong ahead of their pre-season tour of Asia.

He did reveal, however, that he hoped to make an appointment within the next fortnight.

Van Nieuwenhuizen maintained on Wednesday there had been no formal contact between Hiddink - who is also currently in Asia - and the Blues over the vacancy.

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