It’s a six-pointer at The Reebok as Bolton and Newcastle fight out the live lunchtime clash.

Guus Hiddink has refused to comment on reports he will take on a permanent role as Chelsea boss while Dutch compatriot Dick Advocaat steps into his role as Russia coach.

Yet the 62-year-old boss may have heightened speculation by saying: “If there is something new I will announce it.”

“There is nothing new. It is not an everyday issue and we stick to what we have said recently.

“I have settled in quickly. But I knew a bit of Premier League, English football and this club, and I am the kind of person who tries to adapt as soon as possible.

“This is high-level football and we have to keep up with the demands for this. I was very well received and have been backed up by all the departments assisting the first team. I am also very happy with the contribution of Ray Wilkins.”

“So far I am very happy with the way we are working,” added the Dutchman. “In my previous club, players were fined for being late for training and at the end of the season, we donated that money to a charity.

“It is standard to a club, especially a big club, that everyone is living up to a normal discipline. It is a normal discipline when you work at a big club and also a small club. It is nothing I have invented.”

Chelsea are 10 points behind leaders Manchester United and Hiddink conceded that to take advantage of any slip-up by the leaders, the Blues must win all their remaining league games.

“If we are focusing on the title then we have to win everything that is true,” said Hiddink. “But Manchester United have to drop points as well and they are a very stable squad. It is difficult. But, yes, we have to win everything.”

It’s a six-pointer at The Reebok as Bolton and Newcastle fight out the live lunchtime clash.

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