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Ex-Chelsea number 2 Wilkins tips Hiddink to step straight back into role

Former Chelsea assistant coach Ray Wilkins is of the belief that Guus Hiddink can easily step into the role he first undertook in 2009.

The Dutch tactician is leading the race to replace Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked at the end of the recently-completed season, and Wikins says it will be easy for the current Turkey boss to resume duties at Stamford Bridge.

"Guus obviously knows the guys from being there a couple of years ago and won the FA Cup as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League," Wilkins told Sky Sports News.

"He knows the ins and outs of Stamford Bridge, so from that aspect I would say Guus would be a first-class appointment.

"I am saddened by the fact that Carlo is no longer there, but if they are going to get someone in, then Guus knows the guys, the way they work, their mentality and I don't think he would have a problem."

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