Guus Hiddink appointed interim Chelsea manager

Guus Hiddink has been appointed Chelsea’s interim manager for the second time since joining the Blues in the 2008-2009 season. Hiddink replaces Mourinho who was sacked following a poor title defense in his third season with a 2-1 loss to Leicester being the final straw for Roman Abramovich.

The Dutchman was present as Chelsea won their first post-Mourinho era game at Stamford Bridge in a 3-1 win over Sunderland, watching the game alongside Didier Drogba and the Chelsea owner.

“I am excited to return,” said the Dutchman. “Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world but is not where it should be at the moment. “However, I am sure we can all turn this season around.”

Hiddink’s first game in charge will be against Watford next week.