Guus Hiddink continues to pour cold water on the suggestion that he can be persuaded to stay at Chelsea beyond his temporary tenure, but has now offered himself up for a consultancy role.
The west London club’s hopes of keeping Hiddink at Stamford Bridge next season appeared to receive a boost when the Russian FA said they were Ã¢â‚¬Å“comfortableÃ¢â‚¬Â about continuing his existing job-sharing arrangement, but the Dutch football mastermind’s latest comments do not suggest an openness to such a compromised solution.
“I will finish my managerial duties with Chelsea at the end of the season but, yes, I may assist the club in a different way, of course if they asked me,” Hiddink told Reuters.
“I’ve said it many times before that I wouldn’t have done it (combining the two jobs) at any other club but Chelsea are special.
“I don’t do it for the money,” he stressed. “I do it because I have a special relationship, a close bond with Roman. So if I stay with the club after May it would be more of an advisory, consulting role.”
Derek Wanner, Goal.com