On Thursday, Chelsea sacked controversial manager Jose Mourinho, and according to reports in England, Guus Hiddink is going to take over on a temporary basis.

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hiddink oranHaving been relieved of his Netherlands national team duties in June by the KNVB after a disastrous second stint as manager, Hiddink will, according to the Telegraph, now move in to his second stint as temporary caretaker at Chelsea following Mourinho’s long anticipated firing. The Portuguese self-dubbed, “special one” has had a shockingly disastrous campaign fielding largely the same team that dominated and won the Premier League last year.

It is unconfirmed how long Hiddink will take the reins, though its safe to assume he’ll be there through the end of the current season when a permanent replacement will be named. In 2009, Hiddink temporarily took over from the sacked Luiz Felipe Scolari, and managed to win the FA Cup with Chelsea, losing only once in 9 games, where the title had already been mathematically out of reach.

Hiddink would become the third Dutch manager in the Premier League, joining Louis Van Gaal (Manchester United) and Ronald Koeman (Southampton). His first test could be against struggling side Sunderland on Saturday.

Spencer Steevensz (104 Posts)

I'm a digital/social marketer out of Chicago. I grew up loving Dutch football - total football is the only way to play. I support PSV in the Eredivisie, and whatever team has the most Dutch guys on it in any other league. Hup Holland Hup!