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Guus Hiddink Wants Club Role; Doesn't Rule Out Leaving Turkey

So I'm pretty sure this quote from Guus Hiddink is going to send the bookmakers' odds tumbling down again, which can only be considered to be a good thing...

I feel energetic, so a club role is more preferable - and that's what I like, working every day," he said. "I feel I need to do more. I've trained Australia and PSV at the same time, as well as Russia and Chelsea, and I was very happy. We'll see what happens with Turkey.

There is no official offer [from Chelsea] yet, but I can't guarantee anything. I haven't told the [Turkish Football Federation] chairman what I thought yet, but he's an intelligent man. I am sure he follows the world media. I never told anybody I was going to continue working here. The team is focused on me - I would affect the team negatively if I answered the speculation.

-Guss Hiddink, Turkey manager. Source: ESPN Soccernet.

So obviously this is a fairly positive quote for Chelsea, but the more you look at it the weirder it gets. He is offering to work for both Turkey and Chelsea, and then saying he never said he was going to keep working for Turkey, then refusing to answer the speculation for fear it might disrupt the team. Well good job there, Guus.

Regardless of the weirdness of the quote, this is immensely good news for Chelsea, because Hiddink seems more than happy to return to the club, perhaps even as manager. Right now, if Andre Villas Boas isn't coming this year, I'd love Hiddink to manage the team for a season and then move to a Director of Football role next year and mentor the next manager.

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