Chelsea keeper Petr Cech has praised Guus Hiddink's tenure as Blues boss - and hopes his successor will be just as adept. Cech told The Observer: "Mr Hiddink restored the spirit of the old Chelsea and added his own things.
"You can see everywhere he's been he's had success. This isn't a coincidence. You could see his experience of working with top players.
"The strength he has is that he knows what he has in the team. He doesn't ask people to do things that aren't in their character.
"You can see that working perfectly when the manager knows to use the right people for the right jobs."
Cech added that Hiddink returned the Blues to their formidable selves by doing the basic things right.
"In December and January (under Scolari) we were missing a lot of discipline," he said.
"That, for me, was the key, going back to basics. Basic things we were getting wrong and losing points.
"Everyone knows what the strength of the team was, and in every game he (Hiddink) has used the right players to achieve exactly what we wanted on the pitch.
"When you get that right, everything works. He's not one of the managers who speaks a lot, but every time he says something he's spot on."