Hiddink denies Dutch assistants joining Chelsea staff

Guus Hiddink has rejected suggestions he had lined up key Dutch recruits for Chelsea's back-room staff.

Guus Hiddink has rejected suggestions he had lined up key Dutch recruits for Chelsea's back-room staff.

Ramond Verheijen, a sports scientist, and physio Arno Philips were reportedly heading for Chelsea as further evidence that Hiddink was looking to stay.

Verheijen has worked alongside Hiddink with Australia, South Korea, Holland and Russia and he leaves Feyenoord on June 1.

But Hiddink said: "I've had the two guys with me very many years in my staff. I used them during preparation at the 2002 World Cup.

"I used both of them in preparation for the recent European championships with Russia. I know them very well and their methods of working but there's nothing in it regarding Chelsea."

Have your say