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Guus Hiddink refuses to rule out a return to Chelsea amidst Jose Mourinho speculation

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FORMER Socceroos manager Guus Hiddink has refused to rule out a return to management as speculation over Jose Mourinho’s future continues to mount.

Hiddink, 68, is not coaching at the moment after being sacked by Netherlands following a dismal Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

But the veteran manager, who has had success at PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid and South Korea amongst a string of high profile postings in his career, is the highest profile available manager, alongside Carlo Ancelotti.

Chelsea manager Dutch Guus Hiddink (R) and his assistant Ray Wilkins in 2009.

Chelsea manager Dutch Guus Hiddink (R) and his assistant Ray Wilkins in 2009.Source: Supplied

Both men have already managed Chelsea, with Hiddink winning the FA Cup and making the Champions League semi-finals after replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari on a temporary basis in 2009.

When asked by Dutch outlet Voetbal International if Chelsea could tempt him, Hiddink said: “Top class football is always attractive. I’ve had some offers come my way recently, but there were no jobs I wanted to get in to right away.

“We’ll see, we just have to wait now.”

On the speculation, he said to leave it for “for what it is.”

© 2015 Fox Sports | This article first appeared on Fox Sports on 29 October 2015.

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