Wilkins: Guus won't fly the nest

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Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins believes Guus Hiddink will stay on as the Stamford Bridge boss after the summer - and insists captain John Terry is going nowhere.

Wilkins, who picked the team on Saturday night that beat Watford in the FA Cup fifth round, feels Hiddink will love the Barclays Premier League and eventually want to remain in his role. Hiddink has a short-term contract until the end of the season, and will continue as Russia boss in the meantime.

Wilkins said on BBC Five Live's Sportsweek: "I would agree that Guus would want to stay once he has sampled the Premier League."

He added: "I would have thought that there will be a large body of people who will want Guus to stay if he does well from now until the end of the season.

"He has come in with a fresh attitude and wants the players to work extremely hard.

"Any manager coming into our league, if he is half successful, would want to stay involved. The crowds are fantastic.

"That's week in, week out. Foreign managers really enjoy the pace and atmosphere."

Reports on Sunday suggest Manchester City hope to sign an allegedly disillusioned Terry in the summer,

But Wilkins insisted: "There must be some very wealthy clubs out there if you think John Terry is leaving.

"I would not think John will be going anywhere. He adores Chelsea, his family live in the area and he has everything he desires at Chelsea. I would expect him to start with us next season. That is an absolute certainty."

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