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Report: Guus Hiddink to be named interim manager

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Reports emerged on Thursday that Chelsea had informed manager Jose Mourinho that his services were no longer required at Stamford Bridge, just ahead of the busiest stretch of the 2015/16 Premier League season. That sacking has created a major hole to fill for the Blues, and Sam Wallace is reporting that Chelsea are turning to a familiar face for the rest of the campaign.

This is the second time that the Blues' front office has turned to Guus Hiddink to rescue a season, the first coming midway through the 2008/09 season. Hiddink did an amazing job for Chelsea during his initial spell with the club, leading the Blues to the FA Cup title, and was the single worst refereeing performance in history away from guiding the London outfit to a second straight UEFA Champions League final.

With any luck, Hiddink will do one better in his second spell in charge, and help Chelsea win their second Champions League title. As it was the first time they did so, that's probably the only option left available for the club to return to the competition again next season.