Guus Hiddink could be returning to the Premier League


Guus Hiddink is one of football’s great journeymen.

Since the turn of the century, the Dutchman has had 10 jobs, including two interim spells with Chelsea.

His most recent stint at Stamford Bridge came last season when he rescued the Blues from Jose Mourinho’s woeful start and somewhat revived their season with a top-half finish.

Since then, the 70-year-old has been out of work.

The Telegraph claim that could be about to change, with Middlesbrough lining up a shock move to bring the Veteran to Teeside.

Aitor Karanka was dismissed on Thursday after a mix of player power and poor results that have left ‘Boro 19th in the Premier League table.

Assistant Steve Agnew is at the helm for now, and it will be interesting to see if Hiddink is interested in a relegation scrap.


Leicester are thought to have contacted him after sacking Claudio Ranieri, but that move evidently didn’t materialise.

Former Foxes boss Nigel Pearson is one candidate who would be interested in the Middlesbrough post, claim the same source.

The 53-year-old used to play for the club, and is still waiting for a chance to redeem himself after being axed by Leicester prior to their title-winning campaign.

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