Guus Hiddink has dismissed reports claiming he is being lined up to replace Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, stating he would turn down the job if it was offered.
Dutchman Hiddink has been touted as a successor to Mourinho, should the former Porto boss quit at the end of the season. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is thought to have helped secure Hiddink in his current role as manager of Russia.
“I have definitely not spoken to Roman Abramovich about moving to Chelsea this summer,” he said in The Mail on Sunday.
“I am coach of the Russian national team and will continue in that job until the summer of 2008.
“I am satisfied with my current job and very busy at the moment. I have other things to concentrate on.
“How do you think it would go down if I were to leave this job after a year and join Chelsea?”