Hiddink rules out dual role

BY foxsports • June 3, 2011

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."


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