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Anelka desperate for next Chelsea manager to stay long term

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka wants Guus Hiddink's replacement to be a long term appointment. "It was a great way to say goodbye to Guus. He has had a major influence on the team and the cup was our way to say thank you to him," the France international said in the wake of the 2-1 victory over Everton at Wembley.

"We will miss him, and we hope that maybe in time he will come back. Why not?

"But we know he will now not be with us next season. It could be (AC Milan coach Carlo) Ancelotti next, and he would be a good choice, but whoever comes in we will do our best for him and the club.

"We need someone who knows English football, who knows about the English spirit and this club.

"We have had several people in charge in a short time. But it is better for the players if the new man has more time, and that he is here for the long term."

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