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Hinddink appointed Chelsea manager

Hinddink appointed Chelsea manager

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Chelsea has confirmed that Guus Hiddink will take over as interim manager until the end of the season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

Hiddink will not take charge of first-team duties for the game at home to Sunderland on Saturday, with Steve Holland and Eddie Newton in the dugout, but he will watch from the stands with owner Roman Abramovich.

Hiddink, who took temporary charge of the Blues when Luis Felipe Scolari was sacked in 2009 and won the FA Cup, says he is excited to return to Stamford Bridge.

Hiddink began his career with PSV Eindhoven where he won six Dutch titles and the European Cup.

He has also managed Real Madrid, Netherlands twice, South Korea, Australia, Russia, Turkey, and a number of other clubs.

Mourinho was sacked on Thursday with champions Chelsea 16th in the Premier League table, one point above the relegation zone.

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