Guus Hiddink has suggested he could be tempted to stay on as Chelsea manager. The 69-year-old Dutchman replaced José Mourinho at Stamford Bridge in December and was initially expected to remain in place until the end of the season.
Hiddink has consistently rubbished suggestions he could become the club's next permanent manager. He has, however, admitted he is always open to changing his mind.
Asked during his pre-match press conference for the club's FA Cup tie against Milton Keynes Dons if he would still rule himself out of taking the Chelsea job on a permanent basis, Hiddink replied, "Yes."
However, he later hinted that he was open to staying at Chelsea. Pushed on whether anything could make him reconsider his stance, the Dutchman said, according to ESPN: "I'm human. You can tempt every human being."
Numerous big-name managers have been linked to the Chelsea job in recent months, including the likes of Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone. But Hiddink has brought success to the club in the past, during his stint in charge in 2009, and has stabilized Chelsea in recent weeks.
What's more, Hiddink is also a good friend of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. The Blues are unbeaten since Hiddink assumed the reins in late December and defeated cross-city rivals Arsenal in their last Premier League fixture.