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Terry reveals Chelsea players' "emotional, private" Hiddink farewell

Chelsea skipper John Terry has revealed how the players farewelled manager Guus Hiddink after a successful six months together.

"What was said was very private, but really emotional again, and will stay private between the lads," said Terry.

"We gave him a gift last night with a message on the back and a shirt framed up for him. But it was a really good night.

"I spoke on Friday night when Lamps and I presented him with the Rolex Daytona watch and thanked him for all his hard work. It's been a pleasure to work with him. He was overwhelmed by it, actually, and took his gift really well.

"I think the relationship between Chelsea and Guus Hiddink doesn't end with the final. I think he'll have a big input, and a sit down with Roman Abramovich.

"They're very close anyway, and he's obviously seen things that need to be changed at this football club over the last six or seven months. He'll certainly tell Roman exactly what he feels, and rightly so.

"Hopefully those bad things at the football club will change but, as I say, it's definitely not 'goodbye' to Guus. It's the start of something.

"It's little things he's picked up on that need to be improved upon at the training ground, around the football club.

"As players, we've said our feelings about what we feel needs to be improved. Hopefully Roman will listen and things will get done."

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