Hiddink To Stay At Chelsea, Work With Drogba

Hiddink To Stay At Chelsea, Work With Drogba

Outgoing Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has confirmed he will remain at the club next season in an advisory role.

Hiddink took interim charge of Chelsea after Jose Mourinho left them in 16th place in December,  just one point off the relegation places.

He will be replaced as manager by Antonio Conte in the summer.

The Dutchman, 69, revealed he has already spoken to Blues legends Didier Drogba and Petr Cech about the possibility of returning to the club in some capacity after their playing days are over.

“Last week I spoke to Drogba. I’ve spoken to Peter Cech. These are what they call ‘legends’ in England,” Hiddink told Dutch TV.

“Those guys have had such an impact at this club. This club is old, but have only been at the top level for 10, 15 years.

“Those older guys, with a good heart, feel a lot of the club. They can mean a lot. If they have said goodbye to football, and they’ve transitioned well, one of them would like to do the commercial side of things, another might want to become assistant-manager, another might want to do something in scouting… you could really use those guys.”