Saturday, 30 July 2011

Hiddink: Blues need stability

Guus Hiddink and Roman Abramovich

By ESPNsoccernet staff
Guus Hiddink has told Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich that stability is needed at Stamford Bridge and that he should stop sacking managers when they don't bring immediate success.
Guus Hiddink and Roman Abramovich
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Abramovich has made his seventh appointment in seven years by bringing in former FC Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas and since the Russian billionaire took over in 2003, he has parted company with Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Hiddink himself and Carlo Ancelotti.
While Hiddink was the only coach not to be sacked - preferring instead to leave for an international role with Turkey - the Dutch boss says that finding the right man to lead the side for many years is the most important thing; even if it wasn't him.
"If you look at Manchester United, they are the example that clubs need stability," said Hiddink, who won the FA Cup during four months as interim Blues boss in 2009. "This is what Chelsea need as well. I have told Roman that and I think they are convinced as well now. Read more: 

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