Former Russia coach Guus Hiddink will not be returning to Stamford Bridge should they decide to part company with Carlo Ancelotti, reports The Sun.
Hiddink enjoyed FA Cup success in a brief stint at the club during the 2008/09 season, but remains adamant he won’t be returning to London and instead has vowed to see out his contract with the Turkish National side.
Agent Cees van Nieuwenhuizen stated: “Guus has never broken a contract in his life and Roman Abramovich understands that. He is under contract with Turkey for their Euro 2012 campaign and it looks as though they will qualify for the play-offs.”
Carlo “no problem” with axe.
Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he would have ‘no problem’ is he was to be given the axe by Roman Abramovich at the end of the season, according to Sky Sport.
With this term due to be the worst recorded since Abramovich took control in 2003 a whole host of managers have been linked to the Italian’s post. Despite a tremendous league and cup Double last season, Ancelotti appears resigned to losing his job.
“If they are not happy, they can change without problem. If, at the end of the season, the owner decides my job was not good enough, this is not a problem. I will try to do my best, because I want to stay here. If there is a possibility to do that, I will be happy.”
Tactics remain the same.
Carlo Ancelotti has informed his misfiring strikers that regardless of who starts upfront at The Hawthorns today, Chelsea’s tactics will remain the same.
Speaking to ChelseaFC.com the Italian made a stubborn stance at the notion that The Blues will have to adjust their system to accommodate £50m man, Fernando Torres.
He told the club website: “Chelsea doesn’t change our football because Drogba plays up front or because Torres plays up front, Chelsea tries to play football with Drogba and with Torres, nothing changes.
“When you have Drogba you can play more long balls because he has the power but we don’t want to play long balls, we want to start passing from the back. With the movement up front there is no difference between Drogba and Torres. They have to use the same movement.”