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Guus Hiddink's first words as Chelsea interim manager

Mourinho mk.II followed by Hiddink mk.II.

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It's official. Guus Hiddink will be the manager of Chelsea until the end of the season, for the second time in his career. Here are his first words after the second signing:

'I am excited to return to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world but is not where it should be at the moment. However, I am sure we can all turn this season around.

‘I am looking forward to working with the players and staff at this great club and especially renewing my wonderful relationship with the Chelsea fans.'

- Guus Hiddink; source: Chelsea FC

Still reeling from Jose Mourinho's sacking, it may take us a bit longer to warm-up to the next man, even if he's a very familiar and fondly remember former manager. But if he can get the squad firing  again and go on a similar winning run as back in 2009 and turn the season around, the good vibes in the stands will not be far behind.

Good luck, Guus!  Welcome back.

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