Hiddink Only Ready To Commit To Chelsea Advisory Role

It's certainly doesn't qualify as the ideal outcome for Abramovich, but Hiddink has offered to let Chelsea continue to pick his brain even after he returns to his role as full-time manager of RussiaGuus 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 “comfortable” 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