Hiddink moves closer to Chelsea as Turkey begin search for possible replacement

Reports claim Turkey are looking at possible replacements should Hiddink leave for ChelseaGuus Hiddink’s move to Chelsea looks to be reaching the latter stages as it was reported over the weekend that Turkey have begun their search for a possible replacement with former Scotland manager Berti Vogts topping the wish list.

Chelsea have been managerless since their last game of the season where a 1-0 defeat away to Everton meant the end of Carlo Ancelotti’s reign. Since then numerous managers have been linked including Guus Hiddink, Marco van Basten, Mark Hughes and Frank Rijkaard.

Whilst contact between Hughes and Chelsea has been denied by his agent Kia Joorabchian, anything official has been kept very quiet regarding Hiddink who currently manages the Turkey international side. Sources in Germany do claim otherwise however suggesting the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) are keen to land current Azerbaijan coach Berti Vogts.

The 64 year old German has been in charge of his homeland side aswell as short stints with Nigeria and Scotland. In a separate incident recently Vogts was also attacked by three men alledged to be unhappy with the progress the former Borussia Mönchengladbach defender has made with the Azerbaijani side. He is currently talking with his lawyers regarding the incident after filing a report with the police.

The actions could be a springboard for Vogts to seek work elsewhere and should the TFF be serious about hiring him as Hiddink’s replacement then the likelyhood of the Dutchman being named new Chelsea manager this week would seem very strong.

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