Dutch tactician, Guus Hiddink, has expressed great delight at the fresh chance offered him to handle English Premier League giants, Chelsea.
The 69-year-old was on Saturday confirmed as the Blues Manager for the rest of the season following the sacking of erstwhile manager, Jose Mourinho.
After his confirmation, Hiddink spoke with the official Chelsea website.
“I am excited to return to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world but is not where it should be at the moment. However, I am sure we can all turn this season around.
“I am looking forward to working with the players and staff at this great club and especially renewing my wonderful relationship with the Chelsea fans,” he said.
Just like the current scenario playing out, Hiddink took temporary charge of Chelsea in February 2009, helping the Blues recover from a poor first half of the season.
The Dutch coach lost just one league game that season to finish third in the Premier League, thus guaranteeing Champions League football for the next campaign and signing off in style thanks to a 2-1 FA Cup win over Everton at Wembley.
The coach will hope for same magic in his return as Chelsea start the weekend in a precarious 16th position on the table, just one point above the drop zone.