Guus Hiddink has told The Times that he rejected an indirect offer to take over at Leicester City.

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Hiddink’s name was linked heavily with Leicester City when they sacked Claudio Ranieri last month but its assistant Craig Shakespeare that will take charge until the end of the season.

Speaking to The Times, Hiddink said on Leicester’s interest, “To be clear: I have not spoken directly with Leicester, but you know how it goes.

“The club approached me indirectly, but I said no. If you decide to sack Ranieri, why not continue with the second man.

“Shakespeare knows the club and the players. Why not try that? You see what happens. Liverpool was overwhelmed in the first game of Shakespeare. Within twenty minutes it was 2-0. Five days later, beating Hull. The relegation problem was dissolved in five days. ”

Hiddink has been out of work since the end of last season when he left his role as caretaker of Chelsea.

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