Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has accepted that Chelsea and Russia coach Guus Hiddink will not manage the German side next season.
Reports had recently suggested that Beckenbauer had wanted the Dutchman to coach the side after the sacking of Juergen Klinsmann, but the German legend has rejected all reports that he would like Hiddink to coach the side.
The Bundesliga giants have been in search of a new manager since Klinsmann left, despite appointing Jupp Heynckes as coach until the end of the season.
A short-list of potential bosses has been drawn up, with AZ Alkmaar manager Louis Van Gaal and Borussia Dortmund legend Matthias Sammer also thought to be on it, but Beckenbauer has denied that Hiddink is on that list.
Speaking to Premier, Beckenbauer said, “He is not part of the list because it is hopeless.
“Somebody who turns Chelsea down to play the 2010 World Cup with Russia will not move to Bayern.”
The Dutchman is intent on retiring from football after taking Russia to next year’s World Cup in 2010, and this shows no sign of changing in the near future.
Hiddink has taken charge of Chelsea for the remainder of the season, and has turned them into contenders for three trophies, and has a good chance of winning both the Champions League and FA Cup trophies before returning to Russia.
Nick Turner, Goal.com