Chelsea go cold over Dutch pair Hiddink, Rijkaard

Chelsea have gone cold over Dutch pair Guus Hiddink and Frank Rijkaard in the search for a new manager, it has been revealed.

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BBC Sport says Mark Hughes, Roberto Mancini and Luis Felipe Scolari are among those on Chelsea's shortlist for the managerial job. But Hiddink, Rijkaard and Sven Goran-Eriksson are not major contenders to replace Avram Grant.

Blackburn manager Hughes has impressed during his three-and-a-half year spell at Ewood Park, guiding Rovers to seventh in the Premier League last season. He has emerged as a top contender as Chelsea seek an appointment which will be welcomed by fans.

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