Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has stated the Chelsea links should be dead, with Antonio Conte looked at as a replacement.
Allegri was expected to be José Mourinho’s long-term successor, with Hiddink managing till the season ends.
And with Conte also looked upon as a possible replacement and the Juventus manager is sure his compatriot will get it.
Asked if he was pleased Chelsea were looking elsewhere, Allegri told reporters on Saturday: “Well, I have heard about [Chelsea’s reported interest in Conte], and I say this so that we end this discussion once and for all: nobody knows what I have got in my mind.
“Hence, when I hear that Allegri goes to Chelsea, Allegri goes here and there…I say that Allegri decides where he wants to go.
“I am happy that I am at Juventus. We are working in order to improve this team and to win a fifth consecutive league title which would be extraordinary. The guys would remain in Juve’s history.
“We are working to reach the Coppa Italia final for the second successive season, and we are also working in order to try to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals.
“We can’t do more than this because these are all the games we can play.”