London ( Agencies + AFRICASPORTS.NET) – Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has ruled out the possibility of managing another Premier League team next season.
The Dutchman is currently acting as interim boss at Stamford Bridge until the end of the campaign, although his record of just one defeat in 12 games has led to calls for him to stay on beyond the summer.
Hiddink hinted that it was time to step aside and let a younger manager take the helm, but also insisted that he does not have his sights set on any other Premier League job.
“I feel fit, I feel fresh and, every morning, I go with a smile,” Hiddink told reporters.
“Although we have a difficult time when there’s a loss, I love to go to Cobham, to the training field, so I feel fresh. On the other hand, young people must take over and I must retreat a bit.”
When asked whether he would consider managing another Premier League club, Hiddink added: “No, no, no. I will visit Chelsea often in the next season but I’m not thinking of working elsewhere.”
Chelsea take on Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, with Hiddink boasting a 100% record in the competition over his two spells in charge.