Chelsea’s manager Guus Hiddink to leave at the end of season

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Guus_Hiddink in 2012 (Photo courtesy: Степиньш Ольга/Wikimedia Commons)

Chelsea’s Guus Hiddink will be leaving the club at the end of the current season as confirmed by the Blues manager himself.

The 69-year-old veteran coach announced his plans to retire after the end of the season, and Sky Sports reported on Sunday.

Hiddink took over Chelsea for a second Blues stint last December when the club fired Jose Mourinho after a poor start from the club.

The Dutch coach also added that he’s retiring from football as coach and will not aim to land any other job with other squads.

“I feel fit, I feel fresh and, every morning, I go with a smile. Although we have a difficult time when there’s a loss, I love to go to Cobham, to the training field, so I feel fresh,” Hiddink said.

“On the other hand, young people must take over and I must retreat a bit. I will visit Chelsea often next season but I’m not thinking of working elsewhere.”

Hiddink’s retirement from the game is expected as he has been working as a manager for various clubs since 1987.

Hiddink has coached the Netherlands football national team (1994 to 1998 and 2014-2015) and also other countries like South Korea (2001-2002), Australia (2005-2006), Russia (2006 to 2010) and Turkey (2010-2011).

Hiddink also handled PSV Eindhoven (1987 to 1990and 2002 to 2006), Fenerbahce (1990-1991), Valencia (1991 to 1994), Real Madrid (1989-1999), Real Betis (2000) and Anzhi Makhachkala (2012-2013).

Chelsea will take on Manchester City on Sunday and will target a quarterfinals slot in the FA Cup.

Photo courtesy: Степиньш Ольга/Wikimedia Commons

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