Gus Hiddink Refuses To Rule Out Leicester City Job
Posted by Jordan Clarke | Published on March 1, 2017
Former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has refused to rule out taking over from Claudio Ranieri at the King Power Stadium following the Italian’s dismissal. Hiddink, now 70-years-old, says his love for football means he couldn’t possibly exclude himself from taking over at Leicester.
The potential candidates to take over from Ranieri include former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson, ex-England manager Roy Hodgson, and high-flying Huddersfield’s David Wagner. However, if the Foxes were to enquire over Hiddink’s services, the Dutchman would have a decision on his hands.
Speaking to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf, Hiddink revealed:
“I have had no contact with Leicester, yet.”
“I think Leicester have done very well by going with the assistant manager after Ranieri’s dismissal. They proved themselves against Liverpool.
“I have so much love for football that I do not exclude it. I never go to a club for several years, but I think it’s great to be working with young people.”
Leicester’s title-winning side is currently being managed by assistant manager Craig Shakespeare, who led the club to a 3-1 win against Jürgen Klopp in his first game in charge. Hiddink, who took charge of Chelsea as they began their search for José Mourinho’s replacement, would be a good choice if Leicester were to go done that route.
However, at 70, Hiddink’s days of managing are surely edging a close and if Leicester are to stabilise themselves in the Premier League, a younger manager would surely be the better choice.