And amid a horror run of results, there’s a real fear Frank Lampard could be next to face the swing of the Russian’s axe.
Browsing: Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink has been tasked with ensuring China qualified for the finals of the 2020 Olympic Games football tournament, after the former Real Madrid and Netherlands coach was handed the reins of the country’s under 21 team on Monday.
The Blues have yet to drop a point under new manager Maurizio Sarri, but their opponents are also in good form after making an unbeaten start to the campaign and have a good recent record at this ground
Over the last few years, Sunderland have flirted dangerously with relegation, only to ultimately save themselves – sometimes when it seemed that all hope had been lost
Just six points separate the two sides in the table, with Chelsea sitting 13th and Newcastle now out of the relegation zone and one point clear of danger
The hosts are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against Manchester United and have also not suffered defeat since interim boss, Guus Hiddink, took control of first-team affairs in December
Sven Goran Eriksson’s club are willing to offer £6 million (N1.7 billion) for the Nigerian plus wages of £60,000 a week after tax
“There was seven minutes extra time – I said, ‘ref, okay, they are celebrating at least one minute in the corner’,” Hiddink told Match of the Day
The Blues twice squandered the lead as a pair of cracking strikes from Craig Gardner and James McClean saw West Brom take a point back to the West Midlands
An improved Blues side dropped yet more points on home soil after twice taking the lead, with a battling Albion side refusing to accept defeat and digging deep for a result, which keeps them above the fallen champions in 13th place
With loan-signing Ramadel Falcao sidelined through a thigh injury and Hiddink unsure when the Colombian will return, the interim manager admitted that the club were short of established striking options
He said: “We need all our players until the end of the season. We still have to improve a lot, we don’t talk about rumours,’ said the Dutchman.
“He is happy here and coming in with a smile
Louis van Gaal was in the dugout for the hosts despite intense speculation over his future in recent days, but his side were unable to find a breakthrough against Guus Hiddink’s visitors despite hitting the woodwork twice in the first half
Former Netherlands boss Hiddink was in the stands to watch Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Sunderland last weekend and Mikel is pleased to be reunited with the 69-year-old after his previous tenure in 2009
The 69-year-old was speaking ahead of Watford’s visit, his first game in his second stint back at the club with ex-boss, Jose Mourinho, sacked last week
According to a statement by the club on Wednesday, the owner and the Board of Chelsea FC welcome back a coach with a wealth of top-level experience and success, including his previous spell with the club in 2009 when it lifted the FA Cup
The former Netherlands manager was quickly installed as one of the favourites following Mourinho’s exit on Thursday and has reportedly been pictured in London Friday (today)
Mourinho’s second spell in charge of the Blues came to an end on Thursday after nine defeats in 16 Premier League games this season
Guus Hiddink has resigned from his position as head coach of the Netherlands after less than a year in charge.…