Could you ever imagine who the former manager is? Read to confirm…
It’s no secret that Chelsea have an unrivalled penchant for sacking managers – Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich has churned through ten of them in 18 years as owner of the club.
It all started with Claudio Ranieri, who lasted only one season of the Abramovich era after he purchased the club after finishing second to Arsenal’s invincibles before he was given the boot.
The list seemingly remains endless until a club legend became the tenth. Frank Lampard, who was binned last Monday after losing five of his last eight games. He’s since been replaced by former PSG manager Thomas Tuchel, who had is first Premier League match with Wolves on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.
Recent development shows there is a likely reunion with a former manager of the club. This time around it is not Jose Mourinho who had previously experienced two stints.
The name flying around happen to be Guus Hiddink. Hiddink is currently the manager of the Curaçao national team. It no new that the Netherland enjoy a beautiful relationship with owner Abramovich.
Recall in February 2009, while still managing Russia, Hiddink was appointed interim manager of English club Chelsea. He enjoyed success during his short stay at Stamford Bridge, winning the FA Cup, whilst restoring Chelsea to a respectable position in the league. Meanwhile, after Russia failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, Hiddink resigned as its manager. He returned to Turkey as Turkish national team manager, but his time in charge ended two years later after the nation failed to qualify for Euro 2012.
It now appears there is never a good time to be sacked by Chelsea, they have often benefited from getting rid of their current manager during the season. One replacement in the midst of a campaign went on to win the Champions League and FA Cup while another won the Europa League.
The fastest sack was in 2009 and just seven months after taking the job, Chelsea sacked Luiz Felipe Scolari as manager with the team seven points adrift of Manchester United who were in fourth place at the time.
Whether this Hiddink story is true, Chelsea fans only have a matter of time to wait for it.