• Dutchman plans to take time off after failing at Turkey
• I am always welcome at Cobham, Hiddink claims
Guus Hiddink has revealed he is still in touch with the Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, but the Dutchman has no plans to make a swift return to the game after leaving his post as Turkey coach.
Hiddink had his contract terminated by the Turkish Football Federation by mutual consent last week, after they failed to qualify for Euro 2012, with reports in England speculating that would lead to a return to Stamford Bridge – Hiddink took over from the sacked Luiz Felipe Scolari in February 2009 and led them in a caretaker capacity, winning the FA Cup that year.
Talk intensified following Chelsea's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, which increased the pressure on the incumbent André Villas-Boas, but the 65-year-old Hiddink's short-term plan is to take time off.
Asked if he had received an offer from Chelsea, Hiddink, speaking before Sunday's game, told RT, the Russian English-language news service: "No, I was contracted to the Turkish Federation at the time. The relationship [with Abramovich] was and has been and will be very good. When I go to London I ...