Former Dutch national manager Guus Hiddink is reportedly set to replace just-sacked Jose Mourinho as Chelsea's interim manager for the second time.

Hiddink could be appointed at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday's when the Blues will host Sunderland in the 17th Premier League week.

Several media reports including The Telegraph claim that Hiddink had been in talks with the West London club for weeks. This will be the second time that the Dutchman will play a role of an interim manager at Stamford Bridge. Earlier, he took over the Blues in 2009.

Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea on yesterday after the team performed poorly at the Premier League campaign this season, with only a point above the relegation zone.

Hiddink is currently available to take in charge at the Blues after resigning as Netherland’s manager after the team failed to qualify for the Euro 2016 championship. The 69-year-old is expected to remain as the interim manager on a short-term basis until the end of the season.

 

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