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Hiddink wants to return to Premier League

Russia coach Guus Hiddink is eager to return to club management in the Premier League following his successful caretaker spell at Chelsea last season.

The 62-year-old Dutchman plans to take a short break after hopefully leading Russia at World Cup 2010 in South Africa but said he was "very attracted" by the prospect of working in England.

The former Real Madrid boss, who is back in the UK for Russia's World Cup qualifier against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday night, spent the final four months of last season at Stamford Bridge and admitted he is missing Premier League football.

"I had a wonderful time in England and before I worked for Chelsea I was often watching the Premier League," said Hiddink. "I love to be in England to smell the atmosphere. So, missing it? Of course I am missing it."

Hiddink revived Chelsea's floundering season following the departure of Luiz Felipe Scolari and steered the Blues to victory in the FA Cup final over Everton in May.

Asked if had the appetite for a second stint in the English top flight, Hiddink replied: "Of course. England is very attractive.

"It's unique in that the level of competition is high. But I have to make a judgment whether I stop for a few months, or half a year or a year, or do something different within football."

Hiddink also said that Chelsea skipper John Terry and midfielder Frank Lampard would make a big impact for England at the World Cup.

"I loved to work with them every day," he said. "They are key players for Chelsea and key players for the national team. England depend a lot on them but it is encouraging that there are good young players coming up as well.

"England are playing a modern way of football, very intelligent, smart and attractive. And I think they can go all the way in South Africa."

England will qualify for the World Cup on Wednesday if they beat Croatia.


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