Hiddink rules out dual role

The Dutchman remains the favourite to succeed Carlo Ancelotti at

Stamford Bridge after the Italian was axed just 12 months after

securing a first-ever double for the Blues. Hiddink enjoyed a

previous three-month spell as interim manager for the West London

outfit in 2009, guiding the club to FA Cup glory, when he was also

at the helm of Russia. And having undertaken a similar dual role

with Australia and PSV Eindhoven, there have been suggestions the

64-year-old could begin working as Chelsea manager this summer

while still guiding Turkey towards Euro 2012. But the experienced

manager, who maintains he has not been approached by the Blues and

is keen to focus on his current post, insists that would not be

possible. Hiddink said: “I talk with the president a lot about our

futures and when I give an answer about this, then I’m answering

already as if something is going on. But it’s not going on. “What I

did in the past was a double function, but that was exceptional. It

is impossible. I need to focus on one job. “I made a contract with

the federation president. There are no conditions that someone

could do two jobs. I did it in the past because there was, let’s

say, a strong connection between myself and my employers at the

time. “It’s not useful to talk about my future, because this team

are in transition. They must go on. My future is more in the past.

“There is no single other approach. I can spend one or two hours

reacting to the speculation, but that’s not worth it. If you ask

the Turkey players, we don’t talk about it.”