Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich may have a rethink on Guus Hiddink as his next manager.
The Telegraph says Chelsea are yet to make an offer to secure Hiddink as their new manager.
Although it would be a major shock if Hiddink, the club's preferred option, did not take over, there is a growing sense that owner Abramovich may be actively considering other options - namely Jose Mourinho and Mark Hughes, who is available after quitting Fulham.
There is a debate among Abramovich's associates as to whether Hiddink, at 64, is really the right man to oversee the re-building of the team despite the high regard in which he is held.
Whoever is employed it is understood that the new manager will only be offered a 12-month deal with the option of a further year because Abramovich wants to get out of the costly cycle of paying substantial compensation should he want to make another change.