Hiddink rules out Chelsea move

Gus Hiddink has emphatically ruled out any chance of becoming the next Chelsea manager – but believes fellow Dutchman Frank Rijkaard could be a good choice to succeed Avram Grant.

Hiddink told Radio 5 Live’s 'Sportsweek' that he remains committed to Russia until the 2010 World Cup.

“Everyone is speculating because it is not signed officially but there is an agreement between the president of the Russian Federation and me to continue,” he said.

“The only contact I have had with Chelsea has been with (Roman) Abramovic about the development of Russian football.”

Hiddink said he has sympathy for Grant and accused Chelsea of placing too much emphasis on winning trophies.

“If they did not put so much pressure to get two or three cups every year, I would imagine they would start to play even better,” he said.

On Rijkaard, the former Barcelona coach who was his assistant at the 1998 World Cup in France when with Holland, Hiddink said: “He could fit very well in this philosophy.

“He is very open person to the people he is working closely with.”

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