Hiddink Parts Company With Turkey

The Turkish Football Federation have announced they have parted company with national team coach Guus Hiddink. The Dutchman was appointed in August 2010 with the aim of qualifying for Euro 2012 but failed in his objective, after Croatia proved to be too much of an obstacle in the playoffs with a 3-0 aggregate win. “After negotiations between Guus Hiddink and the Turkish Football Federation’s board of directors, an agreement has…

November 16, 2011

Guus Hiddink Says He Is Responsible For Turkey’s Defeat

Coach Guus Hiddink has taken full responsibility for Turkey’s 3-0 home defeat to Croatia in the first leg of their Euro 2012 playoff. Hiddink and his team were booed off by a half-empty Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul as Croatia strolled to victory, and the Dutchman accepts that he was at fault for Friday’s crushing defeat. “I am responsible for the results. The players have to execute things properly, but…

November 12, 2011

Andres Villas-Boas Targets European Glory

Chelsea manager Andres Villas-Boas has vowed to bring Champions League glory to Stamford Bridge. Roman Abramovich is determined to witness Chelsea lift the Champions League trophy under his ownership after seeing Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti all fail. The Blues came closest to being crowned kings of Europe under Grant when they reached the final in 2008, only to be defeated on penalties…

July 18, 2011

Mikel Obi Excited By Andre Villas-Boas Reign

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is excited by the dawn of a new era at the club under Portuguese manager Andre Villas-Boas. Previous Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti was unceremoniously dumped at the end of last season after finishing second in the Barclays Premier League, and failing to make any headway in the club’s quest for the UEFA Champions League. While there was much speculation over who would take over at…

July 12, 2011

Who Will Replace Carlo Ancelotti?

So now Carlo Ancelotti can fulfil his ambition to manage Roma, the club he captained for eight happy years and to which he has always said he would return one day. The end of his time at Chelsea surely arrived here, in the form of a defeat far more conclusive than the single-goal margin might suggest. For the genial Italian a midweek trip to the Eternal City is likely to…

May 9, 2011

Chelsea Owner Abramovich Set To Replace Ancelotti

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has earmarked former Blues boss Guus Hiddink as the man to replace under-fire boss Carlo Ancelotti in the summer. The Russian oligarch believes he can persuade the current Turkey coach to return to Stamford Bridge following his successful stint in 2009, when he replaced the outgoing Luiz Felipe Scolari before leading the side to FA Cup glory. Hiddink remains a favourite with several Chelsea players including…

April 27, 2011