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Chelsea target Hiddink not keen to juggle two jobs

Guus Hiddink is still pondering the Chelsea job but says he does not want to juggle it with his current role as Turkey manager. The Dutchman is preparing his Turkish side for tonight's Euro2012 qualifier in Belgium where a loss could see them drop four points behind the top two (currently Germany and Belgium).

Hiddink has previously undertaken two roles at once - with Australia and PSV Eindhoven and with Russia and Chelsea - but insists this time he does not want to enter into a pair of contracts.

"I talk with the president (of the Turkish Football Federation) a lot about our futures and when I give an answer about this, then I'm answering already as if something is going on. But it's not going on," he said.

"What I did in the past was a double function, but that was exceptional. It is impossible. I need to focus on one job.

"I made a contract with the federation president. There are no conditions that someone could do two jobs. I did it in the past because there was, let's say, a strong connection between myself and my employers at the time.

"It's not useful to talk about my future, because this team are in transition. They must go on. My future is more in the past.

"There is no single other approach. I can spend one or two hours reacting to the speculation, but that's not worth it. If you ask the Turkey players, we don't talk about it."

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