Hiddink: Club role preferable

The veteran Dutch boss, who had a successful five-month stint in

charge of the Blues during the 2008-09 season, is currently in

charge of the Turkish national side and is preparing for their Euro

2012 qualifier with Belgium this weekend, but has said he misses

day-to-day involvement with players. He has a year left on his deal

with Turkey but said in The Sun on Thursday: “I never told anybody

that I was going to continue working with Turkey. “I feel energetic

and I like working every day and I feel I need to do more, so a

club role is more preferable than coaching a national team. “I

haven’t told the president of the Turkish FA. But he is an

intelligent man and I’m sure he follows the world’s football media.

There is no official offer yet so I cannot guarantee anything yet.”

Hiddink is a close friend of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and has

acted as an advisor to the Russian since leaving London in May

2009. He guided Chelsea to an FA Cup final win over Everton during

his time in charge, having been called to rescue their season

following the sacking of Luiz Felipe Scolari.