20 Mar 2009

Hiddink hints at Chelsea stay if Russia fail to qualif

7:01 pm on 20 March 2009

Guus Hiddink has hinted he could take over at Chelsea on a full-time basis if Russia failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals.

The Dutchman took over at the English Premier League football club on a short-term basis last month, saying he would combine the job with his commitments as Russia coach until the end of the season.

He says there's a clause in his contract saying he can quit in November if Russia doesn't qualify.

Since Hiddink replace Luiz Felipe Scolari, Chelsea have gone on a seven-match unbeaten run and closed the gap on Manchester United to four points at the top of the Premier League table.