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Chelsea target former boss if they sack under-fire manager

Former Netherlands manager Guus Hiddink has emerged as a possible caretaker replacement for under-fire Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho amid the club’s current crisis, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Portuguese has endured a miserable campaign with the Premier League champions, with their latest result being a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City making it nine losses in their first 16 league games.

And the Blues board are considering Mourinho’s exit, with a meeting being held in regards to sacking ‘The Special One.’

However, it is believed that talks have gone smoothly between Mourinho and the management team, with the ex-Real Madrid chief set to be given more time to turn their awful season around.

The board are reluctant to pay his £40million compensation if he was to be sacked, but if results do not pick up soon, Hiddink is the favourite to take over the helm.

Hiddink was Chelsea’s caretaker manager as well back in 2009, in which he guided the club to an FA Cup trophy.

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