Thursday, April 14, 2011

Turkey reject Hiddink for Chelsea

The Turkish authorities have insisted Guus Hiddink is not available to take over at Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti is expected to leave the club revealed they have rejected an approach to Ajax coach service this month.

Hiddink had a brief period in charge of Chelsea, where he was director of Russia in 2009.

This is not a situation of the Turkish Football Federation is willing to play, even if the Blues boss Ancelotti linked with a departure from the club at the end of the season below normal.

Turker Tozar, the senior national team head of communications, was quoted in the Daily Telegraph, saying: "Last week he rejected an approach for the Ajax and the contract between him and our president [Mahmud Özgen] not allowed to work in a club while working for the Turkish national team.

"There is a specific clause and our president would be to chill any attempt to change that. We understand that people like Roman Abramovich has you in mind, but if it offers, would be rejected.

"If you look at the career of Guus Hiddink, who has always fulfilled its contract and also said that Turkey would be his last coaching stop. We'd like us to the final of the 2014 World Cup.''

Turkey currently sit third in Euro 2012 qualifying Group A behind Germany and Belgium.

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