He gave the conditions after reports linked him as favourite for the Chelsea job upon Jose Mourinho’s demise on Thursday. Mourinho left amid rumors of a dressing room rift, and with Chelsea in 16 position on the table.
Days before the deal was announced Hiddink was spotted in the stands at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s game against Sunderland which the blues won 3-1.
According to the reports before the deal Hiddink was wary of jumping into the job as he wanted to make a concrete deal been mindful that Chelsea will take some time to recover for their capitulation. He had to access the condition of the players and the backroom staff before making a decision.
After losing the title hopes of a top 4 finish are over for the blues, the best they could look up to is a place in the Europa league.
Guus Hiddink has made his intentions known to Roman Abramovich if the club wants him (Hiddink) to succeed that he stays out of the clubs football affairs.
“Abramovich is the boss, but I decide it on the pitch” Hiddink told Voetball international.
Hiddink now Chelsea interim boss has the target of taking Chelsea to the top half of the table by the new year and considering his (Hiddink) past spell with the blues this wouldn’t be a difficult target.