Lampard Snr: Hiddink 'days' away
Frank Lampard Senior says that he expects Guus Hiddink to be appointed as Chelsea boss within the next few days.
Turkey boss Hiddink has continually been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge and speculation that he will quit his role in international football increased this weekend after his side were held 1-1 by Belgium.
Now, the father of midfielder Frank Lampard has told talkSPORT that Hiddink is the man to replace Carlo Ancelotti and that a deal needs to be done soon to allow the new boss time to organise his squad.
"It's a busy time now. It's an important time in the next two or three weeks to get the players in that you need," he said. "And I would think that Chelsea will appoint someone sooner rather than later. Something will happen in the next three or four days, I would have thought, to get someone in and then get moving and get some new players organised and some of the other players may be going out. If I was to have a bet I'd say Guus [Hiddink]."
Meanwhile, the Turkish Football Federation has admitted Hiddink's future is uncertain after their latest European Championship qualifier.
TFF spokesman Turker Tozar said: "That creates a question mark, of course, because Turkish journalists ask this question, English journalists also ask this question a couple of times. He always says the same things - he says nothing concrete.
"But you also cannot hear from him, 'No, I'm not going anywhere - I will stay in charge of the Turkish national team'. There is uncertainty everywhere."