Chelsea's hopes of landing Guus Hiddink as technical director have been hit by the Dutchman insisting he wants to remain as a coach, reports the Daily Mail. Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is open to working alongside Hiddink at Stamford Bridge.
However, the 62-year-old is reluctant to give up training ground duties and has refused to consider any offer until a new president of the Russian FA is elected in early February.
Hiddink last month said a strategic technical-director role would interest him, but now sees things differently after overcoming the depression he felt at Russia's failure to qualify for the World Cup.
"This month I realised that I'm still hungry for football and want to continue coaching," he said.
"Time passes and you realise that you can't forever scold yourself for errors. Life doesn't stand still.
"I will soon go on holiday, leaving with the though that defeat is as much a part of sport as victory."