Guus Hiddink appears to be ready to take over Chelsea next season after revealing he is eager to return to club management.
Hiddink, 65, combined the Russia job with a caretaker position at Chelsea in 2009 but has previously indicated that he did not want to return to the rigours of club management.
He has since taken charge of the Turkey national team but, with Chelsea having dismissed Carlo Ancelotti after finishing the season empty-handed, it has become clear that Hiddink is owner Roman Abramovich's first choice for next season.
Turkey face a decisive Euro 2012 qualifying match against Belgium on Friday that could determine whether he continues in his current role but, even if he does stay on, it appears he would be prepared to combine the role with the Chelsea job.
"I feel energetic, so a club role is more preferable - and that's what I like, working every day," he said. "I feel I need to do more.
"I've trained Australia and PSV at the same time, as well as Russia and Chelsea, and I was very happy. We'll see what happens with Turkey."
He added: "There is no official offer yet, but I can't guarantee anything. I haven't told the [Turkish Football Federation] chairman what I thought yet, but he's an intelligent man. I am sure he follows the world media.
"I never told anybody I was going to continue working here. The team is focused on me - I would affect the team negatively if I answered the speculation."
Hiddink has been working as an advisor to Abramovich since leaving his role at Stamford Bridge at the end of the 2008-09 season.