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Chelsea legend Gullit: I was happiest in London

Chelsea legend Ruud Gullit admits he loved the life in London.

Gullit is currently coaching Terek Grozny.

He told the Daily Mail: "I love London. I love the people and the humour. When Glenn Hoddle made me the offer to go to Chelsea, I was living in a hotel in Slough, near the training ground, for the first few weeks. I just went there and back and then one day I thought, 'I have to go to see London'.

"So I took my car and it was scary driving on the wrong side of the road. I hit the curb a few times and then I got used to it. I put on Kiss FM and drove in a straight line and ended up in Piccadilly Circus. I looked around and thought, 'Hey, I could live here'.

"Then I went to the King's Road. I parked my car and got out for a walk. It took me 15 minutes to get used to the idea that people weren't going to come running up to me like in Milan. I stopped listening for footsteps, sat down outside with a drink and thought, 'Wow'. Being in London was the happiest period of my life.

"The lads at Chelsea were great, too. When I first arrived at the training ground I remember going for a massage one day and I was wearing pyjamas and slippers like everyone did in Milan. Dennis Wise saw me and started laughing and making fun of me. There were lots of great characters like him and Frank Sinclair, who took me clubbing. I had never before seen drunk people like that."

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