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Chelsea chairman Buck: We accept Hiddink must go

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck accepts there's no chance of holding onto manager Guus Hiddink, despite winning the FA Cup yesterday. Buck told Setanta 1: "He's been loved by the Chelsea fans since the minute he arrived.

"We always knew he was a good guy and he's proven that so we're definitely going to miss him. There are only a few great coaches in this world and he is one of them. But we have known since February he was going to leave so we've done our homework and we'll push on from here."

When Hiddink came to Chelsea, it was on the understanding he would leave at the end of the season to allow him to focus full time on his duties as head coach of Russia.

Buck will comply with that agreement and stressed he will not be attempting to convince Hiddink to remain at Stamford Bridge.

"He hasn't gone yet but I think we know that (keeping him) is not on the cards," Buck said. "He's on his way and he's got games with Russia next week, so he's off."

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