Hiddink keen on Premier League return

Russia coach Guus Hiddink revealed on Wednesday that he would consider a return to the Premier League after his successful caretaker spell at Chelsea last season.

Hiddink, who is preparing for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier with Wales, remains a big fan of English football after he spent the final four months of last season at Chelsea.

The Dutchman guided Chelsea to FA Cup final success before returning to his job with Russia.

The 62-year-old plans to take a break after next year’s World Cup finals but he described England as a “very attractive” place to work and admitted he was missing the country.

“I had a wonderful time there and before I worked for Chelsea I was often [watching] the Premier League,” Hiddink told The Guardian.

“I love to be in England to smell the atmosphere. So, missing it? Of course missing it. But I love to work with the guys in Moscow as well.”

“Of course.
England is very attractive. It’s unique in that the level of competition is high. But I have to make a judgment whether I stop for a few months, or half a year or a year, or do something different within football. I don’t know yet. I am ageing in our profession.

“But as long as football gives me the energy and I am not repeating myself—because that is a trap, being a long time in the business that you go on automatic pilot.”—AFP

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